Kith & Kin
Kith & Kin
Did all dying people feel this way, as if they had never lived?

The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury

I am not the first person you loved.
You are not the first person I looked at
with a mouthful of forevers. We
have both known loss like the sharp edges
of a knife. We have both lived with lips
more scar tissue than skin. Our love came
unannounced in the middle of the night.
Our love came when we’d given up
on asking love to come. I think
that has to be part
of its miracle.

This is how we heal.
I will kiss you like forgiveness. You
will hold me like I’m hope. Our arms
will bandage and we will press promises
between us like flowers in a book.
I will write sonnets to the salt of sweat
on your skin. I will write novels to the scar
of your nose. I will write a dictionary
of all the words I have used trying
to describe the way it feels to have finally,
finally found you.

And I will not be afraid
of your scars.

I know sometimes
it’s still hard to let me see you
in all your cracked perfection,
but please know:
whether it’s the days you burn
more brilliant than the sun
or the nights you collapse into my lap
your body broken into a thousand questions,
you are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.
I will love you when you are a still day.
I will love you when you are a hurricane.

Clementine von Radics, Mouthful of Forevers  (via versteur)

Each blossom still blooms in its field; each child still clutches your hand; each friend still lingers in your heart.

And that, my dear, is where time goes.

The Universe
"How many Sundays - how many hundreds of Sundays like this - lay ahead of me? “Quiet, peaceful, and lonely,” I said aloud to myself. On Sundays, I didn’t wind up my spring."
Toru, Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
"If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking."
Nagasawa in Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
"With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come."
William Shakespeare
"Always follow your heart, my dear, unless it’s been broken - then you must lead it."
The Universe
"Guilt reminds me of a stray cat. You chase it away and yet, it comes back when you least expect it. If you let yourself feel pity for it and feed the thing, it parks its ugly, puny, lonely-for-attention butt on your doormat and won’t go away. Scat kitty cat, scat. I don’t need you sitting around here like that."
Lisa Schroeder, I Heart You, You Haunt Me (via observando)
sarahfay, I can finally tag you in all my favourite JGL and bearded men posts now <3
I’m in! Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, prepare to be dominated.
"Fear no more, says the heart, committing its burden to some sea, which sighs collectively for all sorrows, and renews, begins, collects, lets fall."
Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway
My beautiful mother hand-crocheted this blanket for me as a surprise. It’s the best thing anyone has ever made for me. What a woman.
Stole this from I Fucking Love Science’s FB page…
This is for you Sarah! x
"It is strange that, in spite of all you do, something like conviction forces me to believe that you are not what you appear to be.
I part with you in peace."
Farewell letter from Mary Wollstonecraft to Gilbert Imlay