Do not despise your inner world. That is the first and most general piece of...– Martha Nussbaum (via crackedwalls)
“To be a good human is to have openness to the world, the ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control that can lead you to be shattered in very extreme circumstances for which you are not to blame. The ethical life is based on the trust in the uncertain and a willingness to be exposed, and being more like a plant than a jewel- something rather fragile but whose particular...
Princeton University left rape statistics... →
patrickandmarcus: Translation: Our reputation is more important than the safety of our women students.
We all romanticize the people we adore.– John Green (via sick-fiction)
The universe is wider than our views of it.– Henry David Thoreau (via pyrrhic-victoria)
One of the most amazing things that can happen is finding someone who sees...– Susane Colasanti, So Much Closer (via thatkindofwoman)
My feelings are too loud for words and too shy for the world.– Dejan Stojanovic (via undecidead-girl)
You tried to change didn’t you? closed your mouth more tried to be softer...– “For Women Who Are Difficult to Love,” Warsan Shire (via sotla)
I understand feeling as small and as insignificant as humanly possible. And how...– The Holiday, Kate Winslet
Ruminations on Love and Authenticity As Told by a...
“I think that’s what’s wrong with the world. No one says what they feel, they always hold it inside. They’re sad but they don’t cry. They’re happy, but they don’t sing and dance. They’re angry, but they don’t scream. Because if they do, they feel ashamed. And that’s the worst feeling in the world. So everyone walks around with their heads down and no one sees how beautiful the sky is.” While...
Only Love Remains: I →
onlyloveremains0527: No, no, there is no going back. Less and less you are that possibility you were. More and more you have become those lives and deaths that have belonged to you. You have become a sort of grave containing much that was and is no more in time, beloved then, now, and always. And so you have become…
The Case of the Atrophied Heart
Throughout the past couple weeks; I’ve been completely gripped by the story of the Good Samaritan. And as if I needed more of a nudge to open my eyes to what’s going on around me, the Good Samaritan was the topic discussed both in the time for the high schoolers and middle schoolers that I work with and then again in “big church.” A big part of this passage often gets over looked or cast aside...
“The one who wants to be with you knows that falling in love with you doesn’t happen all at once and it can take years to truly get to know someone. Learning about someone is like wandering through an old mansion with many rooms; it’s always discovering that there’s another door to unlock. This person is willing to go on that journey, to be constantly surprised by how intricate and complex...
Being tender and open is beautiful. As a woman, I feel continually shhh’ed. Too...– Zooey Deschanel (via sorakeem)
The heart wants what it wants. There’s no logic to those things. You meet...– Woody Allen (via thatkindofwoman)
We are defined by the lines we choose to cross or to be confined by.– A. S. Byatt (via pavorst)
Perhaps somewhere, someplace deep inside your being, you have undergone...– Rainer Maria Rilke (journalofanobody)
I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature. My attachments...– Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey (via thatkindofwoman)
The Sun Will Also Rise
It is unusual for me to experience a loss of words. But that’s exactly what happened upon hearing about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary. The world seemed a darker place on Friday. All seemed hopeless. But a post I wrote after the Aurora shooting reminded me that this tragedy wasn’t and will not be the end. The sun will also rise… The responses sprawled across television...
Respect amplified x100000
Homosexuality and the Church: Why We're All Better... →
Conflicts of Body and Image
“The two words in the term “body image” hold the tension of a split prevalent in Western culture between experiences of body and conventions of mind. These two words are in conflict. Consider the differences between “body” and “image.” What does it mean to have a body? Imagine a sudden sound. The body responds with alertness- who comes? Or imagine other...