I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.

-Joshua Graham (via sunshine-and-liberty)

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theantidote:

The Snake in the Garden by Yumiko Higuchi

Lupita Nyong’o for Elle France | July 18th, 2014
It is terrifying to think that one day you will trust somebody enough to let them see you naked. You will undress and remind them that you have stretch marks and birth marks and scars from having chicken pox when you were little and scars from all of the other things now. You will blush thousands of shades of red, painting yourself as a rose losing its petals. And that person - that person will take it all in. And I wonder if they will reassure you. But mostly, I wonder if they will even see anything worth reassuring you about. I hope they see each freckle on your back as if it’s a star and you are the whole universe to them.

-(via bl-ossomed)

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I didn’t realize it, but the days came along one after another, and then two years were gone, and everything was gone, and I was gone.

-F. Scott Fitzgerald (via svnk)

 

(via ocheano)

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