[notes to a neophyte]

Things fall apart
Everything tends to decay
So it takes a lot
To combine atoms in such a way
That they resist the lure
Of that darkness
That lurks around the edges
Of everyday

So I’m inviting you
To join me in this fight
And go down to the river
And come up all three times

Hank Williams was right
No one gets out alive
All we can do is try
And have a really good time

Resist the tide
Stand in the water
That’s baptism
That’s making light
Electricity is proof
That there can be
A little bit of light
In all of this darkness

Please don’t go so gently
Into that good night
Rage rage rage
Against the dying of the light

You know you’ve got a voice
That you can call your own
So just clear your throat
And start singing this song

Resist the tide
Stand in the water
That’s baptism
That’s making light
Electricity is proof
That there can be
light

It takes a lot of work
But, oh baby, it’s worth it.

— Cynthia Hopkins

mooneyedandglowing:

Listen to me, you can’t fix people.
Your love won’t make him stop hating his father
and your devotion won’t cure her of her childhood.
All you can do is be there, violets sprouting out
from your ribs, acceptance on your lips, your own
wounds still bleeding and all you can do is be there
and sometimes that’s enough, sometimes that’s everything.

(via hopingtomakehermine)

skysoaring:

if i lay here

if i just lay here

do u think i’d still pass all of my classes

(via dancersaurus)

I have a strange feeling with regard to you. As if I had a string somewhere under my left ribs, tightly knotted to a similar string in you. And if you were to leave I’m afraid that cord of communion would snap. And I have a notion that I’d take to bleeding inwardly. As for you, you’d forget me.
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
mastercatscinema:

That’s about how happy I would expect a cat in a bonnet to be.  Via imgur.
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mastercatscinema:

That’s about how happy I would expect a cat in a bonnet to be.  Via imgur.

fyeahadriennerich:

I have lost our way    the fault is mine

ours    the fault belongs

to us    I become     the guide

 

who should have defaulted

who should have remained the novice

I    as guide    failed

 

I as novice    trembled

I should have been stronger    held us

together

 

 

 

(from Adrienne Rich, “Terza Rima: 4”, Fox)

Turn everything off 

And just cover your neck cause life is full of your regrets,

And I should be one.

foulmouthedliberty:

firstbook:

What is the most important problem facing American children today?
According to the Academic Pediatric Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, it is the effects of poverty on the health and well being of young people. Read More

The volunteer coordinator at the food bank told us this week that 1 in every 4 children in Idaho is “food insecure”.
I told her how much I hate that term. One in every 4 children in my state are hungry. She agreed, but she said that they’re “encouraged” to not use that word.
Heaven forbid we call anything what it actually is. 

foulmouthedliberty:

firstbook:

What is the most important problem facing American children today?

According to the Academic Pediatric Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, it is the effects of poverty on the health and well being of young people. Read More

The volunteer coordinator at the food bank told us this week that 1 in every 4 children in Idaho is “food insecure”.

I told her how much I hate that term. One in every 4 children in my state are hungry. She agreed, but she said that they’re “encouraged” to not use that word.

Heaven forbid we call anything what it actually is. 

(via mommapolitico)