1. "There’ll be days like this, my momma said. When you open your hands to catch and wind up with only blisters and bruises; when you step out of the phone booth and try to fly and the very people you want to save are the ones standing on your cape; when your boots will fill with rain, and you’ll be up to your knees in disappointment. And those are the very days you have all the more reason to say thank you. Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away. You will put the wind in winsome, lose some. You will put the star in starting over, and over. And no matter how many land mines erupt in a minute, be sure your mind lands on the beauty of this funny place called life. And yes, on a scale from one to over-trusting, I am pretty damn naive. But I want her to know that this world is made out of sugar. It can crumble so easily, but don’t be afraid to stick your tongue out and taste it. “Baby,” I’ll tell her, “remember, your momma is a worrier, and your poppa is a warrior, and you are the girl with small hands and big eyes who never stops asking for more.” Remember that good things come in threes and so do bad things. And always apologize when you’ve done something wrong, but don’t you ever apologize for the way your eyes refuse to stop shining. Your voice is small, but don’t ever stop singing. And when they finally hand you heartache, when they slip war and hatred under your door and offer you handouts on street-corners of cynicism and defeat, you tell them that they really ought to meet your mother."
    — Sarah Kay, B
     

  2. "I have seen the best of you and the worst of you, and I choose both."
    — Sarah Kay & Phil Kaye, “An Origin Story” (via honeycutt97)
     

  3. "I will love you with too many commas,
    but never any asterisks"
    — Sarah Kay - Love Poem #137 (via tellmewhatmyfistskeepwriting)
     

  4. "

    Everyone is looking at you looking at him.
    Everyone can tell. He can tell. So you
    spend most of your time not looking at him.
    The wallpaper, the floor, there are cracks
    in the ceiling. Someone has left a can of
    iced tea in the corner, it is half-empty
    I mean half-full. There are four light bulbs
    in the standing lamp, there is a fan. You
    are counting things to keep from looking
    at him. Five chairs, two laptops, someone’s
    umbrella, a hat. People are talking so you
    look at their faces. This is a good trick. They
    will think you are listening to them and not
    thinking about him. Now he is talking. So
    you look away. The cracks in the ceiling are
    in the shape of a whale or maybe an elephant
    with a fat trunk. If he ever falls in love with
    you, you will lie on your backs in a field
    somewhere and look up at the sky and he will
    say, Baby, look at that silly cloud, it is a whale!
    and you will say, Baby, that is an elephant
    with a fat trunk, and you will argue for a bit
    but he will love you anyway.

    He is asking a question now and no one has
    answered it yet. So you lower your eyes from
    the plaster and say, The twenty-first, I think,
    and he smiles and says, Oh, cool, and you
    smile back, and you cannot stop your smiling,
    oh, you cannot stop your smile.

    "
    — On The Discomfort Of Being In The Same Room As The Boy You Like, Sarah Kay (via sarahkaypoems)
     
  5. rosalarian:

    pourquoi-nutmeg:

    nortonism:

    The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…

    YES.

    Girls don’t let anyone tell you loving yourself is vanity.

    (Source: nevver, via krissycupcake)

     

  6. going to bed at 7am because I didn’t get tired til now.

    I haven’t had a normal sleep in over a week.

     
  7. sanborncanoecompany:

    Tigger Lake. Fall starts earlier in Alaska. #ScoutForth folks. Photo by @briiisus

    (via forgivemandies)

     

  8. hotwhiteguy:

    if i was a ghost id help little kids with math and throw vases at mean people

    (via friendlycloud)

     
  9. (Source: yard-sales, via wild-nirvana)

     
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  13. crofethr:

    denali-winter:

    BAM.

    I have never hit reblog so fast in my LIFE.

    (Source: sandandglass, via srslyinlovewu)

     
  14. so-personal:

    everything personal

    (Source: herphany, via friendlycloud)

     

  15. "If you’re going to stay, stay forever. If you’re going to leave, do it today."
    — If I stay. (via nonsorridermipiutiprego)

    (Source: ynesterday, via samanthaunravels)