The Uses of Sorrow Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift. Mary Oliver
Back in the days, I was always really moody. I don’t know if I was actually depressed, or if I was actually just surrounded by assholes.
People always put their best foot forward when they want sex. They’re at their most pleasant when they’re trying to satisfy one of their basest urges. If everyone decided to permanently act like they were trying to get laid, the world would be an altogether better and more interesting place.
So I grabbed something from my car on the street, and walking back into my house I saw our neighbor working in their garage. Here is how our conversation went: Me: Sup. Neighbor: How are you? And I didn’t reply. We broke eye contact and I walked back into my house. I don’t know if that was a rhetorical question or not, but he said it with a finality that sounded like the sentence...
How to handle a hangover the easy way
Eat burnt toast. Carbon in the burnt part helps filter impurities, which is why people hospitalized for alcohol poisoning get a potent carbon slurry pumped into their stomachs. Eat bland foods like toast and crackers. It’s not to “absorb” the alcohol (which is what most people think). It’s to boost your blood sugar. Alcohol prevents your body from maintaining normal blood...
Peter Kurten was convicted of killing 9 people but his estimated number of victims could be over 60. He was executed on the 2nd of July, 1931 through guillotine. These were his last words: “Tell me, after my head has been chopped off, will I still be able to hear, at least for a moment, the sound of my own blood gushing from the stump of my neck? That would be a pleasure to end all...
I wonder if the ugly duckling felt stupid when he realized that being pretty didn’t magically solve his problems. He certainly didn’t get any sympathy from the ducklings that were still ugly.
My grandmother kisses as if bombs are bursting in the backyard, where mint and jasmine lace their perfumes through the kitchen window, as if somewhere, a body is falling apart and flames are making their way back through the vessels in a young boy’s thigh, as if to walk out the door your torso would dance with exit wounds. Ocean Vuong
Tsundere is a Japanese character development process that describes a person who is initially cold and even hostile towards another person before gradually showing their warm side over time. The word is derived from the terms Tsun Tsun, meaning to turn away in disgust, and Dere Dere meaning to become ‘lovey dovey’.
“Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.” Charles Bukowski
Noun. malicious joy in the misfortunes of others
Of all the ways to lose a person, death is the kindest.– Ralph Waldo Emerson (via deweydell)
What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle. Rumi
Virtual sorcery for the growing artist →
“Good relationships balance over time. This means that at any particular point in time, the relationship may appear quite unbalanced: One partner may be more nurturing; one may be more needy; one may be providing all the financial support, etc. But if both partners are loving, understanding, giving, dedicated and flexible, then the relationship can handle all kinds of ups and downs, and still be...
The very essence of romance is uncertainty. Oscar Wilde
Those that go searching for love, only manifest their own lovelessness. And the loveless never find love, only the loving find love. And they never have to seek for it. D.H. Lawrence
Who hasn’t asked himself, am I a monster or is this what it means to be human? Clarice Lispector
Lypophrenia (n.): a vague feeling of sadness, seemingly without cause.