"It’s a lifelong failing: she has never been prepared. But how can you have a sense of wonder if you’re prepared for everything? Prepared for the sunset. Prepared for the moonrise. Prepared for the ice storm. What a flat existence that would be."

Margaret Atwood, Stone Mattress (via dieworten)

"If a poem hasn’t ripped apart your soul; you haven’t experienced poetry."

Edgar Allan Poe (via letteratura-litterature)

"I know girls who spill I’m sorry’s from their mouths like they pump blood
to their veins.
Sometimes, I am one.
I know girls who apologize for asking
to go to the bathroom in class,
who apologize for everything
because they feel like they are taking
up more than their fair share of space
on this planet.
Everything starts with an I’m sorry
and ends with one too,
constant bookends that we don’t
even notice anymore.
We delete her apology the way we
delete likes and ums from speech.
I know girls with ten times more apologies
than misdemeanors
and I wonder how often they hear
It’s okay.
You’re more than okay."

"I’m Sorry" by Claire Luisa  (via nevervulgar)

"Aren’t we all waiting to be read by someone, praying that they’ll tell us that we make sense"

Rudy Francisco (via anamorphosis-and-isolate)

"It would be a terrible mistake to go through life thinking that people are the sum total of what you see."