i took this in verona the morning after the arctic monkeys concert and everything was silent and still and i remember thinking that i would have given anything for the world to stay this way 

i took this in verona the morning after the arctic monkeys concert and everything was silent and still and i remember thinking that i would have given anything for the world to stay this way 

i. Nothing ever worth splitting on - poems, heartache, meat - should be done with a blunt butter knife. You need the serrated edge.

ii. I’m learning to wake up every day and catch gold in eager palms.

iii. There are many things that wont matter when I’m dead. How many likes a status has on Facebook is one of them. Whether or not you’ll call me back is another.

iv. I must cultivate kindness. I must polish at it religiously until it gleams, until it’s filled to the brim and the excess spills over onto my lap.

v. Those people, the ones that chip away at your like a woodpecker, the ones that steal the magic in you away like it’s the only thing they know how to do - rid yourself of them.

vi. I want the kind of sex that makes me feel like I’m floating and falling at once.

vii. There is the bad, guilty love, where you feel like you’re going to regret it when it’s all said and done. This love is like picking at a scab before the wound has a chance to heal. It’s like scratching so intently at a mosquito bite it bleeds. Run from it. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

viii. There are some days you have to refuse morphine just so you know you can make it on your own.

ix. God knows it’s not healthy to look back after you’ve said goodbye, but the curiosity always compels me to do so. Will you be looking back at me? Will I ever see you again?

x. Maybe we don’t want love, we just want to tell someone the messy, ugly secrets we think will make them leave and watch in awe as they stay.

x. I will always love the boy with eyes like gondolas and hands like shadow play.

jessica therese, “What I Know” (via contramonte)

Free speech shouldn’t apply only to progressives. It should apply to everyone, no matter how repugnant their words might be.

In Defense of Gavin McInnes, by Justine Alexandra Roberts Tunney

This article is a hard pill to swallow but so many of you need to read this it cannot be overstated.

TL;DR - Gavin McInnes was the COO of Rooster and the Co-Founder of VICE. He also outed himself as blatantly transphobic in an article he wrote. He was fired from his job for writing it.

He should not have been fired. The mob who demanded his head is just as bad as a mob who would demand someone be fired for believing heterosexuals are inhuman.

Free speech is the cornerstone of American democracy. The founding fathers made it the first amendment for a reason. If we don’t have the right to contradict groupthink, then it’s far too easy for we humans to backslide into pluralistic ignorance.

The person who wrote this article, by the way, is a transwoman.

lesbiannie:

I don’t like POLITICS, I prefer more fun hobbies like “BURYING MY HEAD IN THE SAND”, “COMPLACENCY” and “DELIBERATELY LIVING IN IGNORANCE” .