The whole world is moving and I’m standing still

“I’m almost never serious, and I’m always too serious. Too deep, too shallow. Too sensitive, too cold-hearted. I’m like a collection of paradoxes.”
— Ferdinand de Saussure   (via wodley)

(via mashamorevna)

“I want every piece of me to crash into every piece of you,
I swear to god that’s how they make stars.”
— Mary Lambert, Sarasvatī (via liquidlightandrunningtrees)

"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”

— Libby Anne (via awelltraveledwoman)

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“I was the shyest human ever invented, but I had a lion inside me that wouldn’t shut up.”
— Ingrid Bergman (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

(via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

“I was not meant to be this way, to live this way, to fail so darkly.”
— Wild by Cheryl Strayed (via lifeslittleinnuendos)

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“There is no final, satisfying way to balance our need to be known with our need to be alone. The balance is always uncertain and provisional; it’s always a matter of dissatisfaction, give-and-take, and sacrifice…It’s up to each of us to balance the risks and rewards—to trade, in right proportion, loneliness for freedom, explicability for mystery, and the knowable for the unknown within ourselves.”
— Joshua Rothman, “Virginia Woolf’s Idea of Privacy” (via larmoyante)

I can’t stop feeling like I’ve done nothing in my life and that I’m not moving forward. I can’t stop seeing what everyone else has done or is doing.

Quick reminder from Norway. I’m so happy to be able to be with my parents on my birthday in one of the most beautiful places in the world. And I’m very blessed with so many good people in my life.