But this dark is deep:
now I warm you with my blood, listen
to this flesh.
It is far truer than poems.
—Marina Tsvetaeva, from “Poem of the End” (translated by Elaine Feinstein)
"Not queer like gay. Queer like, escaping definition. Queer like some sort of fluidity and limitlessness at once. Queer like a freedom too strange to be conquered. Queer like the fearlessness to imagine what love can look like…and pursue it."▼Brandon Wint (via mossieboy)
"There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature."▼Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey (via observando)
"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable."▼C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves (via observando)
"Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here."▼Max Ehrmann, “Desiderata” (via natural-magics)