Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.
. • ° ☾°☆ pluto
I feel like people find me boring because I’m quiet. But it’s not that I have little to say; quite the opposite: it’s that I have much to say, that I fear as coming off as unintelligent because my thoughts are jumbled. Or because I fear what I have to say will bore others. So instead of speaking I say nothing ~. • ° ☾°☆ virgo (via astrolocherry)
I used to fight for people, now I just retract.ten-word-story, #88 (via 1112pm)
Be careful who you vent to.(via 1112pm)
You work so hard, just to end up at home crying yourself to sleep; remember you’re trying, you are moving mountains that have plagued you since you were young, and you’re trying so hard.
Keep fighting, fight until you have won. Fight until you have found your way home, until the sun comes back and your heart learns to love the mornings again.(via 1112pm)
I normally go into my conversations with a set of proven questions to ask, that I find will elicit a wide variety of anecdotes from people’s lives: happiest moment, saddest moment, things like that. But with people fleeing war, it is absolutely impossible to discuss anything beyond the present moment. Their circumstances are so overpowering, there is absolutely zero room in their minds for any other thoughts. The conversation immediately stalls, because any topic of conversation beyond their present despair seems grossly inappropriate. You realize that without physical security, no other layers of the human experience can exist.Humans of New York, in Iraq (via kateoplis)