“It’s not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it.”
— C.S. Lewis
This girl has been my best friend for over 5 years now. Honestly don’t know where I’d be without her. She’s been there during the breakup of unhealthy relationships, she’s been there through my trials, my victories. She was there when a friend committed suicide, she was there when my step-dad committed suicide. She was there throughout my depression and me wanting to commit suicide. She helped me overcome all the abuse I’ve suffered. She is honestly one of the best friends I’ve ever had and even going to different universities hasn’t tore our friendship apart, we’re still best friends and we’ll probably always be best friends. To me, she is the definition of a best friend.
"People hate that i flip two cigarettes
Upside down in each pack
But I hate that people notice
When you gain three pounds,
But not when you buy a new hat.
I’ve been told that the way I sleep
With one leg draped over
The person lying next to me
But I think it’s annoying
When people tell me
I look pretty,
But only when I paint my face.
I’ve heard that old men
Like to touch the girls who work late at bars,
But I want to know
Why they never kiss the women they married
fourty-two years ago.
I’ve noticed that mothers teach their daughters
That it’s rude to refuse a hug
From an uncle they’ve met three times,
But forget to teach them
That they aren’t obliged to kiss
The boy who paid for dinner."
thewriterandthewildflower, via prettymuckedup) Aug 23
"Beauty is not long hair, skinny legs, tanned skin or perfect teeth. Believe me. Beauty is the face of who cried and now smiles, beauty is the scar on your knee since you fell when you were a kid, beauty is the circles when love doesn’t let you sleep, beauty is the expression on the face when the alarm rings in the morning, it’s the melted makeup when you have a shower, it’s the laughter when you make a joke you’re the only one who can understand, beauty is meeting his gaze and stopping understanding, beauty is your gaze when you see him, it’s when you cry for all you paranoias, beauty is the lines marked by time. Beauty is what we feel in the inside which also shows outside us. Beauty is the marks the life leaves on us, all the kicks and the caresses the memories leave us. Beauty is letting yourself live."
Emma Watson. (via innocentium)
alentador, via travailed) Aug 22
"I won’t beg someone to love me. I learned long ago that there is no use in hopeless pleas of trying to make someone stay. I am too good to chase someone who does not know my worth and I am too wild to keep waiting for someone who doesn’t acknowledge my value. I want to be loved unconditionally. I shouldn’t have to fight so hard for it. I do not have the time to prove to someone that I am worth it. I shouldn’t have to prove any of that; I am worth more than that."
- Ming D. Liu,
A Story A Day #138 (via mingdliu)
yahwehsartwork) Aug 18
"Just because you don’t say much doesn’t mean people don’t notice you. It’s actually the quiet ones who often draw the most attention. There’s this constant whirlwind of motion and sound all around, and then there’s the quiet one, the eye of the storm."
- Amy Efaw,
After (via expiry)
larmoyante, via i-dont-wanna-be-heree) Aug 15