Waiting for people to forgive you is a damn waist of time. Forgive yourself.

Eat Pray Love
Darren Aronofsky (2000) Requiem for a Dream 

Darren Aronofsky (2000) Requiem for a Dream 

humansofnewyork:

After I took her photo, she stuck her cheek out for a kiss. After I gave her one, she said: “Isn’t love great?”“Yes it is,” I replied. Then she leaned in and said:“But sex is better.”

humansofnewyork:

After I took her photo, she stuck her cheek out for a kiss. After I gave her one, she said: “Isn’t love great?”
“Yes it is,” I replied. Then she leaned in and said:
“But sex is better.”

The Apology Response

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- when anyone apologises we should never answer with “that’s okay”, because it’s not okay. If it were okay, there would be no need for an apology.
When someone apologises to us we say “I forgive you. Please don’t do it again.” 

Fluorescent Adolescence
by Ruth Bamuwamye

Overqualified yet underachieving
It’s singing delightfully off key to the radio
Yet pitch perfect in the shower
It’s spending a half hour in the morning
Perfecting your messy bun
It’s gelling bedhead
It’s lifting weights yet covering yourself up in turtlenecks
It’s being a closet philosopher but blaming lackluster grades on “not trying?”
It’s tumbling,sharing, instagramming
The perpetual pursuit of cool but aloof,
hard to get,
wit,
sarcasm,
invincibility.

It’s the cycle of hurting
Fixing
loving
hating
wanting
lying… and then telling the truth.
It sucks.
But perhaps when we’re older
a new set of problems will cause us to miss those of adolescence.
So I guess we should learn to love the pain,
Since it’s pain that allows us to live and love radically,
feel monumentally,
and smell the coffee or watch the stars, or hear the music
that we might later pass by in the rush of the real world.

For now we are poets
And activists
Astronauts
Bloggers
Writers
Photographers
Teachers
Engineers and Inventors
For now, we are what we want to be.
Some say the grass is greener on the other side but I’d disagree:
I say our grass fluorescent.

Humans of New York (2013)
“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” Edgar Allan Poe

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” Edgar Allan Poe