This light is contagious... reach out & pass it on
Hello there! I'm Mona. 23. nursing/anthro. all-time ramblings. borrowed pictures. cluttered thoughts. (un)ORIGINAL. enjoy :) goodbye for 2 mos. queue's up!!
This light is contagious... reach out & pass it on
"I was almost a full-grown adult
when I learned what love really was
I saw it in the eyes of my journalism professor
while he told us about how he had to watch his wife
get eaten alive by Alzheimer’s
I went to email him that day, after class
to tell him how sorry I was
to tell him that my grandma had to do the same thing
for my grandpa
I couldn’t type out the words after I saw his email address
she died 20 years ago
and his email was still their full house
with laughing, bickering children
and a turkey roasting in the oven
20 years, and he kept the cold
from coming inside
he kept the fire warm, the bed made, the pictures dusted
and I cried like a baby
let the tears splash angry
into the gaps of my keyboard
if I never saw it again in my life
that was love
that was the most honest thing I’d ever seen
to keep someone alive
to do so consciously and reverently
without pain or agony
to tell a group of students who are strangers to you
that you’ve seen God and you’ve seen your wife
and you still choose her, every time"
email | Caitlyn S. (via alonesomes)
"What will sustain you with any difficulty in your art is your love for that art. So if you’re having problems with your art, you’ve got to re-immerse yourself in your love of it … I always tell anyone who’s a writer who’s like “I got a writer’s block” like, fifty novels in a hundred and fifty days. You will be reminded of why you love this shit. You won’t even get to fifty — no, the love will return.

I think part of the problem is that we think that we can muscle through this shit … if you grew up like me, powering through shit was the way we survived. You’re like, I’m two-hundred dollars in debt? I can work thirty-six hours straight. Art doesn’t respond to that. Art does not respond to the whip. Our bodies do, but art isn’t about our bodies. And so you’ve got to move away from the “powering through it,” it isn’t going to work."

Junot Diaz, on the cure for creative/writer’s “block” (via colporteur)

I needed to see this so much

(via likestepsonthemoon)

Shitshitshit. Needed this.

(via smallbodies)

day 3
"It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on this earth as though I had a right to be here."
James Baldwin  (via swampmermaids)
"Imagine your girlfriend taking photographs of you, not selfies, not “outfit of the day”, no Instagram bullshit. Actual photos. When you wake up, when you look at her, when you’re making love, when you’re cooking, when you’re taking a shower. Imagine if your girlfriend did that. This is a person who loves creating a visual documentation of the person she loves. You would cry at every picture she took because you know it’ll be purer than any other visual representation of yourself."
Shandopaul Sewell. (via samueldhall)

Vernagt-Stausee, Italy (Su Sen) (Tumblr)