23. a paradox. cats. || living my life vicariously through pixels
Don’t ever feel bad for making a decision that upsets other people. You are not responsible for their happiness. You are responsible for your happiness.Isaiah Henkel (via weareallgettingby)COUNSELLING BLOG
Hold onto me as we go.“Imagine this:
Instead of waiting in her tower, Rapunzel slices off her long, golden hair with a carving knife, and then uses it to climb down to freedom. Just as she’s about to take the poison apple, Snow White sees the familiar wicked glow in the old lady’s eyes, and slashes the evil queen’s throat with a pair of sewing scissors.
Cinderella refuses everything but the glass slippers from her fairy godmother, crushes her stepmother’s windpipe under her heel, and the Prince falls madly in love with the mysterious girl who dons rags and blood-stained slippers.Imagine this:
Persephone goes adventuring with weapons hidden under her dress.
Persephone climbs into the gaping chasm.
Or, Persephone uses her hands to carve a hole down to hell.
In none of these versions is Persephone’s body violated unless she asks Hades to hold her down with his horse-whips.
Not once does she hold out on eating the pomegranate, instead biting into it eagerly and relishing the juice running down her chin, staining it red.
In some of the stories, Hades never appears and Persephone rules the underworld with a crown of her own making.
In all of them, it is widely known that the name Persephone means Bringer of Destruction.Imagine this:
Red Riding Hood marches from her grandmother’s house with a bloody wolf pelt.
Medusa rights the wrongs that have been done to her.
Eurydice breaks every muscle in her arms climbing out of the land of the dead.Imagine this:
Girls are allowed to think dark thoughts, and be dark things.Imagine this:
Instead of the dragon, it’s the princess with claws and fiery breath who smashes her way from the confines of her castle and swallows men whole.”
'Reinventing Rescuing,' theappleppielifestyle.
(via tomhazeldine)let's not do that
"I found joy in protecting the person I love the most in this universe. […] I swear to protect you even if I’m killed.Even after 100 years, I’ll always be protecting you. I love you."
I really hate being an introvert because I sometimes think “oh hey, I can totally hang out with a bunch of people right now! I can handle it! I hate being alone!!” and then three hours into hanging out I realize how draining of energy it is for me to be around other people and I just want to curl up into a ball and isolate myself for the rest of my life.
(via wibbelkind)*☽ Kisses under starry night skies ☾*
toska [tohs-kah](noun) An untranslatable, Russian word – Vladimir 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 les-espaces-et-les-sentiments)WORDS N QUOTES
Every introvert alive knows the exquisite pleasure of stepping from the clamor of a party into the bathroom and closing the door.Sophia Dembling - The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World (via dianekrugers)Manhood & English Roses
Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
Storm Room, 2009
Materials: Mixed media installation
Inside the gallery space, this piece is strikingly convincing. The spatial quality of the audio — the thunder and wind — is much more compelling than is captured here.
This piece is both very intense, and more understated than much of their other work. Less operatic or sci-fi. The way they designed the windows to function with the water is amazing, altering the quality of light in the whole room