1. written on the body, by jeanette winterson

    everyone needs to go read this book. right now.

    “A curse on this game. How can you stick at a game when the rules keep on changing? I shall call myself Alice and play croquet with the flamingos. In Wonderland everyone cheats and love is Wonderland, isn’t it? 


    "Written on the body is a secret code only visible in certain lights: the accumulations of a lifetime gather there. In places the palimpsest is so heavily worked that the letters feel like Braille. I like to keep my body rolled up away from prying eyes, never unfold too much, or tell the whole story. I didn’t know that Louise would have reading hands. She has translated me into her own book."

    “There is no discovery without risk and what you risk reveals what you value.”


    “Love is the one thing stronger than desire and the only proper reason to resist temptation.” 


    “Her butler opened it for her. His name was Boredom. She said, ‘Boredom, fetch me a plaything.’ He said ‘Very good ma’am,’ and putting on his white gloves so that fingerprints would not show he tapped at my heart and I thought he said his name was Love. ” 


    “Love demands expression. It will not stay still, stay silent, be good, be modest, be seen and not heard, no. It will break out in tongues of praise, the high note that smashes the glass and spills the liquid.”


    “What kills love? Only this: Neglect. Not to see you when you stand before me. Not to think of you in the little things. Not to make the road wide for you, the table spread for you. To choose you out of habit not desire, to pass the flower seller without a thought. To leave the dishes unwashed, the bed unmade, to ignore you in the mornings, make use of you at night. To crave another while pecking your cheek. To say your name without hearing it, to assume it is mine to call.”


    “Destiny is a worrying concept. I don’t want to be fated, I want to choose.” 


    “You said, ‘I’m going to leave him because my love for you makes any other life a lie.’
    I’ve hidden these words in the lining of my coat. I take them out like a jewel thief when no-one’s watching. They haven’t faded. Nothing about you has faded. You are still the colour of my blood. You are my blood. When I look in the mirror it’s not my own face I see. Your body is twice. Once you once me. Can I be sure which is which?”


    “Odd to think that the piece of you I know best is already dead. The cells on the surface of your skin are thin and flat without the blood vessels or nerve endings. Dead cells, thickest on the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet.” 


    “You said, ‘I love you.’ Why is it that the most unoriginal thing we can say to one another is still the thing we long to hear? ‘I love you’ is always a quotation. You did not say it first and neither did I, yet when you say it and when I say it we speak like savages who have found three words and worship them. I did worship them but now I am alone on a rock hewn out of my own body.”


  2. Anything can happen.

    Whilst the impending doom of the Mayan apocalypse hangs over our heads, I feel like I’m more worried about what will happen if the world doesn’t end. I feel like the next year is loaded with lots of enormous decisions that I’d just rather not confront. Im pretty comfy right now and the next year is kind of going to pull me up by my roots. While this is exciting, it is terrifying because with choices comes the opportunity to make wrong ones. But maybe this is what life’s all about. Its just strange to know you’re on the edge of a precipice. However, change is necessary for growth, and I’m excited to grow :) It’s just crazy to know that there will be a different you re-reading this a year from now. It’s excited and terrifying to know that anything can happen in the next year. Good luck making it through the apocalypse, friends, ill see you on the other side of the end of the world

  3. Yes

    Yes

  4. so i started another blog thats more like a motivational journal thing for me. if you have any interest in a personal journey of mine you can find the blog here:

    http://www.tumblr.com/blog/getupandgetgoing 

  5. the band im in got invited to play at The House of Blues :) this is very exciting.

  6. Harry Potter proposal. Best idea everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

(im on a huge harry potter post kick…)

    Harry Potter proposal. Best idea everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    (im on a huge harry potter post kick…)

  7. i laughed so hard. 

    i laughed so hard. 

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