an open notebook of sorts. i post poetry, music, art, my photography, and occasional random things.
you are the green wonder of june
— Robert Glover (via creatingaquietmind) —
“In general, people are not drawn to perfection in others. People are drawn to shared interests, shared problems, and an individual’s life energy. Humans connect with humans. Hiding one’s humanity and trying to project an image of perfection makes a person vague, slippery, lifeless, and uninteresting.”
—  Julia Manuel (via creatingaquietmind) —
“When you love yourself, it’s easier to look at others and acknowledge their strengths rather than be jealous of them.”
— John Grey in Voyager by Diana Gabaldon (via youarethegreenwonderofjune) —
“Do you know," he said again, softly, addressing his hands, "what it is to love someone, and never—never!—be able to give them peace, or joy, or happiness?" He looked up then, eyes filled with pain. "To know that you cannot give them happiness, not through any fault of yours or theirs, but only because you were not born the right person for them?”
Title: Comptine D' un Autre Ete
Artist: Yann Tiersen
Album: Amelie Soundtrack
— April 23, 2014: May Day, Phillis Levin —

May Day

Phillis Levin

I’ve decided to waste my life again,
Like I used to: get drunk on
The light in the leaves, find a wall
Against which something can happen,

Whatever may have happened
Long ago—let a bullet hole echoing
The will of an executioner, a crevice
In which a love note was hidden,

Be a cell where a struggling tendril
Utters a few spare syllables at dawn.
I’ve decided to waste my life
In a new way, to forget whoever

Touched a hair on my head, because
It doesn’t matter what came to pass,
Only that it passed, because we repeat
Ourselves, we repeat ourselves.

I’ve decided to walk a long way
Out of the way, to allow something
Dreaded to waken for no good reason,
Let it go without saying,

Let it go as it will to the place    
It will go without saying: a wall
Against which a body was pressed
For no good reason, other than this.