musings of a hopeless caffeine addict
People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.
This year taught me that my loneliness has more to do with myself than anyone else. The loneliest I will ever be is when I do not have the strength to love myself.
Marianna Paige (via tellmefive)
Cause you never think that the last time is the last time. You think there will be more. You think you have forever, but you don’t.
(via thebittersweetdreamss)

Simkin and the city.

Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.
Hafiz (via fabulousbitch69)
Thinking is difficult; that’s why most people judge.
Carl Jung (via likeafieldmouse)
At the end of the day, It’s beautiful and truly gratifying to know that you’ve left far more footprints of love and goodness, than the instances of falling for what seems to be a constant invitation to do otherwise.
(via thatkindofwoman)
I’ve become skeptical of the unwritten rule that just because a boy and girl appear in the same feature, a romance must ensue. Rather, I want to portray a slightly different relationship, one where the two mutually inspire each other to live - if I’m able to, then perhaps I’ll be closer to portraying a true expression of love.
Hayao Miyazaki (via farewell-kingdom)
Most mass murderers do not go from zero to 60. Rodger made escalating assaults on women (splashing coffee on them, attempting to shove them off a ledge) before his killing spree. Both Cho and Justin-Jinich’s murderer harassed women before they killed anyone. When such acts go unnoticed and unpunished — because we expect men to harass women, and it’s not outrageous or even noteworthy when they do — they can become stepping-stones to more conspicuous and less socially acceptable acts of violence.
(via staininyourbrain)
toska [tohs-kah]

(noun) A Russian word – “Vladmir Nabokov describes it best: ‘No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, mental throes, yearning. In particular cases it may be the desire for somebody or something specific, nostalgia, love-sickness. At the lowest level it grades into ennui, boredom.’” (via wordsnquotes)

—The Russians have formed words for the most complex sorts of human emotion. This is why Chekhov is so completely incredible in all its agony. The Russians just know.

(via xochitlestylene)

naughtylittlemermaid:

cospi:

dor-dinen:

Truth is Beauty by Marco Cochrane

One of the most eye-catching artworks at this year’s Burning Man festival was a 55-feet tall sculpture of a woman in a beautifully elegant pose. Truth is Beauty is the second of three sculptures in a series called The Bliss Project by artist Marco Cochrane. Constructed of welded steel rods and balls and covered in stainless steel mesh skin, the massive sculpture had interactive lighting effects that made it constantly change.

Oh holy shit this is amazing.

Ugh I can’t wait to go home

Continue to share your heart with people even if it has been broken.
Amy Poehler, Harvard Speech (via psych-facts)
emedeme:

miss-love:

ohsummerrain:

byeproductivity:

omg you can’t just ask people why they’re ignorant


^THAT. THAT IS THE COMMENT OF THE YEAR.

ALL THE AWARDS. 

emedeme:

miss-love:

ohsummerrain:

byeproductivity:

omg you can’t just ask people why they’re ignorant

^THAT. THAT IS THE COMMENT OF THE YEAR.

ALL THE AWARDS. 

thehappyprojectblog:

Do what makes you happy today.

thehappyprojectblog:

Do what makes you happy today.

despite the contradictory advice circulated in the late ’90s, if you wanna be my lover, please do not get with my friends