There is this odd trend
of taken women
saying they are too much,
and how the men they love
are amazing for dealing with them.
Love should not be a responsibility.
You should not have to deal with me.
Just because a woman is wild
does not mean she is difficult.
He is not a martyr for loving me
through the good
and not so good.
Some mornings I will wake up swinging,
you do not get a gold star
for still loving me.
Some mornings I will wake up like a lamb,
you do not get a gold star
for loving me.
I am not a hurricane of a girl,
you always have the chance to leave.
We are better than this, better than distance and anger and assumptions that only lead to pushing our hearts farther apart. We are better than what they have to say about us. We are better than arguments that only lead to someone leaving before anything is solved. We are better than this, better than cold shoulders and not being able to look at each other in the eye. We are better than this, so let’s realize this now and stop letting the cruelty of our own selfishness tear us into two.
“She did not need much, wanted very little. A kind word, sincerity, fresh air, clean water, a garden, kisses, books to read, sheltering arms, a cozy bed, and to love and be loved in return.”—Starra Neely Blade (via awelltraveledwoman)
“Stop. You can’t love me because you’re lonely, or because I am the only one who doesn’t piss you off. I want to piss you off, I want to get on your fucking nerves. I don’t want the responsibility of always being your rock. I will try, but I’m a mess, too. I lie, I sleep too much and I don’t like children under the age of 6, really. I don’t even know if I want kids because I’m selfish, and mothers can’t be selfish once they decide to carry another life.
I’m always looking for the rain to come so I trip over my own feet. I know exactly what the air smells like before a storm.
Before you fall in love with me, I want you to know that I cry a lot because it feels good, and I masturbate at least 4 times a week, and you might fall out of love with me before either of us are ready for it.
I have no experience with this. I’m trying to be brave and smart but its almost impossible to be both at the same time.
You can’t love me like a fire escape. Sometimes I will be the match, or the smoke under the door. I don’t know what I’m doing, all I know is that we all catch fire sometimes, before we even get warm.
Before you fall in love with me, I want you to know that there’s a 50% chance that this won’t work, that one of us will wind up hating
the other. I will try to keep your head above water, but sometimes I’ll need help, too.
I can’t be your savior, and I don’t expect you to be mine. Just watch me unfold and I’ll watch you unfold, too. We’ll get drunk and tell each other everything. I know that’s cheating but maybe it’ll be alright.
Maybe we won’t wake up embarrassed.
I am going to fall in love with you, too, feet first. Maybe we’ll slow dance off a building together, maybe we’ll have forgotten each other’s names by this time next year.
I don’t care, the sky is gray with or without you, so I’m not going to look up anymore, I’m going to look ahead .”—before you fall in love with me | Caitlyn S. (via alonesomes)
“Forget stardust—you are iron. Your blood is nothing but ferrous liquid. When you bleed, you reek of rust. It is iron that fills your heart and sits in your veins. And what is iron, really, unless it’s forged?
tracklist 01. greg laswell - comes and goes 02. oren lavie - her morning elegance 03. the weepies - the world spins madly on 04. landon pigg - can’t let go 05. daughter - landfill 06. greg laswell - landline 07. passenger - what you’re thinking 08. gregory and the hawk - boats and birds 09. landon pigg - falling in love at a coffee shop 10. keaton henson - you don’t know how lucky you are 11. bright eyes - make a plan to love me 12. good old war - can’t go home 13. high highs - open season
SO MANY OF MY FAVORITES ARE ON HERE! OH MY GOODNESS! You are amazing! And I just…. that is awesome. Andddddd it’s even raining here. (It might be freezing rain, but still!)
“When I first met you, I felt a kind of contradiction in you. You’re seeking something, but at the same time, you are running away for all you’re worth.”—Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (via justgoodvibes)