”On April 16, 2013
everyone who self harms, is suicidal, depressed, has anxiety, is unhappy, going through a broken heart, just lost a loved one, etc. draw a semicolon on your wrist. A semicolon represents a sentence the author could’ve ended, but chose not to. The author is you and the sentence is your life.”
omg ily this is perf <3
i have one on my left wrist c:
If you’re an introvert, you also know that the bias against quiet can cause deep psychic pain. As a child you might have overheard your parents apologize for your shyness. Or at school you might have been prodded to come ‘out of your shell’— that noxious expression which fails to appreciate that some animals naturally carry shelter everywhere they go, and some humans are just the same.
My Dearest Allie,
I couldn’t sleep last night because I know that it’s over between us. I’m not bitter anymore, because I know that what we had was real. And if in some distant place in the future we see each other in our new lives, I’ll smile at you with joy and remember how we spent the summer beneath the trees, learning from each other and growing in love. The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds, and that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I hope to give to you forever. I love you. I’ll be seeing you.
It’s not about knocking on closed doors. It’s about building our own house and having our own door.
Ava DuVernay, Cofounder of the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM) and Director, Middle of Nowhere (via passionsandimpressions)
my approach to life right now.