"Why are you afraid?" I asked myself, because fear is at the bottom of everything, even love usually rests on fear. "Why are you afraid, when whatever you do, will die anyway?" I unlatched the shutters. The light was as intense as a love affair. The sun was drumming time into stone. The sun was rhythming the day. I was blinded, delighted, not just because it was warm and wonderful, but because nature measures nothing. Nobody needs this much sunlight. Nobody needs droughts, volcanoes, monsoons, tornadoes either, but we get them, because our world is as extravagant as a world can be. We are the ones obsessed by measurement. The world just pours it out.”

– Jeanette Winterson, from Lighthousekeeping (via violentwavesofemotion)

plizm:

Phil Bergerson - Shards of America (2004)

plizm:

Phil Bergerson - Shards of America (2004)


Into the Wild (2007)

Into the Wild (2007)

“And you tried to change, didn’t you? Closed your mouth more. Tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake… You can’t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that. And if he wants to leave, then let him leave. You are terrifying, and strange, and beautiful. Something not everyone knows how to love.”

– Warsan Shire, For Women Who Are Difficult To Love (via versteur)

sexpansion:

René Magritte - The Lovers (1928) X Crystal Castles - Not in Love (2010)

sexpansion:

René Magritte - The Lovers (1928) X Crystal Castles - Not in Love (2010)

“Your mother did not raise you with a wolf in your chest so you could howl over losing a man.”

– read this on here today and i haven’t stopped thinking about this quote since (via pluiedem)