“She seems so cool, so focused, so quiet, yet her eyes remain fixed upon the horizon. You think you know all there is to know about her immediately upon meeting her, but everything you think you know is wrong. Passion flows through her like a river of blood.
She only looked away for a moment, and the mask slipped, and you fell. All your tomorrows start here.”
― Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things
does it ever kill you when you make conversation with the person youve been looking forward to talking to the entire day and they just kinda brush you off
perks of being short
- can be picked up
- perfect spooning
- good at hiding
- can ride mini ponies
- low ceilings/doorways not a problem
cons of being short
- pants are too long
- not an arm rest
- cannot reach
- cannot reach
- cannot reach
Feminism is not about who opens the jar.
It is not about who pays for the date. It is not about who moves the couch. It is not about who kills the bugs. It is not about who cooks the dinner. It’s not even about who stays home with the kids, as long as the decision was made together, after thinking carefully about your situation and coming to an agreement that makes sense for your particular marriage and family.
It is about making sure that nobody ever has to do anything by “default” because of their gender. The stronger person should move the couch. The person who enjoys cooking more, has more time for it, and/or is better at it should do the cooking. Sometimes the stronger person is male, sometimes not. Sometimes the person who is best suited for cooking is female, sometimes not. You should do what works.
But it is also about letting people know that it is okay to change. If you’re a woman who wants to become stronger, that’s great. If you’re a man who wants to learn how to cook, that’s also great. You might start out with a relationship where the guy opens all the jars and the girl cooks all the meals, but you might find that you want to try something else. So try it.
I love college but I miss my home in Sevilla so incredibly much. I’m never content staying in one place. I’m always chasing after the lights of foreign cities.
…and you drink a little too much and try a little too hard. And you go home to a cold bed and think, That was fine. And your life is a long line of fine.
— Gillian Flynn. Gone Girl. (via lipgallugher)
1. You don’t owe anyone an explanation for your living situation
2. You don’t owe anyone an explanation for your life priorities
3. You don’t owe anyone an apology if you are not sorry
4. You don’t owe anyone an explanation for requiring alone time
5. You don’t owe anyone your agreement on their personal beliefs.
6. You don’t owe anyone a yes to everything they say
7. You don’t owe anyone an explanation for your physical appearance
8. You don’t owe anyone an explanation for your food preferences.
9. You don’t owe anyone an explanation for your sex life
10. You don’t owe anyone an explanation for your career or personal life choices
11. You don’t owe anyone an explanation for your religious or political views
12. You don’t owe anyone an explanation for being single
13. You don’t owe anyone a date just because they asked
14. You don’t owe anyone an explanation for you decision about marriage
15. You don’t owe anyone an explanation for your relationship choices
I understand. That’s the trouble. I understand. I’ll understand all the time. All day and all night. Especially all night. I’ll understand. You don’t have to worry about that.
— Ernest Hemingway, Winner Take Nothing (via likeafieldmouse)
People aren’t always going to be there for you, that’s why you learn to handle things on your own.