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Yeah, in the time I just spent enlarging all of the periods in my essay to size 14 font I probably could have figured out something to write to fill up that 1/4 of a page. Whatever.

He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.

—Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez (via observando)

Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.

—Steve Maraboli (via observando)



Danez Smith - “Today”

"Today I am grateful. Today the diagnosis does not own me."

Danez Smith, performing during prelims at the 2014 National Poetry Slam. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

Hands down the best poem I saw at nationals this year.

chills. this is just what I needed

I almost thanked you for
teaching me something about survival
back there,
but then I remembered
that the ocean never
handed me the gift of swimming.
I gave it to myself.

—Y.Z, what I forgot to remember (via rustyvoices)

(via gracehelbigsmom)

Associate with the noblest people you can find; read the best books; live with the mighty; but learn to be happy alone.

—Saul Bellow, Ravelstein (via observando)