“I’m good at loving books. I’m good at loving soft bed sheets. I’m good at loving coffees and teas. I am good at loving things that can’t love me back, that don’t have the power to leave. And maybe, that’s why I love them.”—B.C. (via fawun)
“You said I killed you—haunt me, then! The murdered do haunt their murderers, I believe. I know that ghosts have wandered the earth. Be with me always—take any form—drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!”—Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (via mancerayder)
“Travel is little beds and cramped bathrooms. It’s old television sets and slow Internet connections. Travel is extraordinary conversations with ordinary people. It’s waiters, gas station attendants, and housekeepers becoming the most interesting people in the world. It’s churches that are compelling enough to enter. It’s McDonald’s being a luxury. It’s the realization that you may have been born in the wrong country. Travel is a smile that leads to a conversation in broken English. It’s the epiphany that pretty girls smile the same way all over the world. Travel is tipping 10% and being embraced for it. Travel is the same white T-shirt again tomorrow. Travel is flowing in the back of a bus with giggly strangers. It’s a street full of bearded backpackers looking down at maps. Travel is wishing for one more bite of whatever that just was. It’s the rediscovery of walking somewhere. It’s sharing a bottle of liquor on an overnight train with a new friend. Travel is ‘Maybe I don’t have to do it that way when I get back home.”—Nick Miller, Isn’t It Pretty to Think So? (via olivia-ross)
This is beautiful. I can’t wait to travel next semester. :)
Ribbon: there are a LOT of books. but i would have to say extremely loud, and incredibly close by jonathan safran foer. If you hvaen’t read it yet do it asap because its so good and unique and i just love it. also harry potter. because its the gateway book to hard literature and if that’s not the god’s honest truth then idk what is.
North Pole : I am beyond grateful for my family. I don’t know what i would do without them. Caroline especially because she has taught me so much about life. Also I am very thankful for school and the incredible friends I have made there and the fantastic opportunities that have come about as a result of going there :)
Stockings: my socks are three different shades of green wool and they really need to be washed :) haha
Love. I think she sets a mean table. She cooks a raging turkey. I think she delivers a pretty sizable spread. But she demands the things that we are so stingy to give within a life that has monopolized us with shame & guilt.
When you sit at the table that Love sets, you let things go. You let old battles die. You roll up your sleeves and you release the anger you’ve harbored inside. It breaks her own heart to see you so bitter. You take down your flags of white surrender.
You admit that you’ve been wrong. You let her heal the parts of you that you swore were not so relevant. You stay open. You stop trying.