✨I go to seek a great perhaps✨
I think I was happy up to the age of about nine — very carefree — and I believed in magic, which influenced me a great bit. And then, at nine, I was rather disillusioned — I stopped believing in elves and Santa Claus and all these little beneficent powers — and became more realistic and depressed, I think, and then, gradually, became a bit more adjusted about the age of sixteen or seventeen. But I certainly didn’t have a happy adolescence — and, perhaps, that’s partly why I turned specially to writing — I wrote diaries, stories, and so forth. I was quite introverted during those early years.
Sylvia Plath (via writersbloqinc
When we meet,
would it be too much
to ask you for your life story?
Tell me why you cut your hair
the way you do.
Tell me about the first band
you ever really listened to.
Tell me about your favorite
piece of clothing when you were small.
Tell me what you dressed up as
on Halloween when you were five years old.
Tell me how you grew up to be so tall.
Talk to me about your mother and father,
and your grandmothers and grandfathers.
Tell me about your life
and what your parent’s lives were like
before you were born.
Tell me all the embarrassing years.
Tell me who first taught you how to smile.
Tell me the first time a girl made you nervous.
Tell me when you felt insecure.
Tell my why you felt insecure.
Tell me if someone stole
your safety from you,
or if you’ve always spent your life in fear.
Tell me how you found your way
across the country.
Tell me if you like laying here with me.
Tell me what kept you alive
all the times you thought you would die?
And would it be out of line
if I told you
I might cry
the first time we meet
because I’ve never seen
something so lovely
my entire life?
What if I told you
that your voice is
all the old burns
of my past?
Talk to me.
Your voice sounds a lot
Talk To Me
Partially inspired by this Andrea Gibson poem.
There is no designated time for anything in your life. You don’t have to have your first kiss at any certain time, you don’t have to get married in your 20′s and you don’t have to do anything just because other people think it’s best. In fact, you will be much better off if you just do what your heart says. The day you stop caring what other people think is the day their opinions don’t mean anything, because you’re not there to give them weight.
10 Things I Wish I Could Have Told Myself 5 Years Ago
(Source: blamecanada, via teachingliteracy)
Russia’s like ‘go the fuck to sleep, douchebags.’
PARTY IN EUROPE TONIGHT
Man, what are the Dutch even up to
was this the night of eurovision
(Source: hannahclark20, via xerotonin)