“Juan Pablo has as much emotional intelligence as Carrot Top’s left ballsack, so of course he’s not on the same page as Andi. He’s not even reading the same book. Because he doesn’t read, because he’s dumb, duh. Anyway, their breakup came just before the rose ceremony, and what started out as a straightforward discussion about Andi JUST NOT FEELIN’ IT turned into a war of words. Or word. Specifically the word “default.””—I ranted about “The Bachelor” for about 1500 words.
“If someone is being unkind or petty or jealous or distant or weird, you don’t have to take it in. You don’t have to turn it into a big psychodrama about your worth. That behavior so often is not even about you. It’s about the person who’s being unkind or petty or jealous or distant or weird. If this were summed up on a bumper sticker it would say: Don’t own other people’s crap. The world would be a better place if we all did that.”—Cheryl Strayed (via kyliecarefree)
“I want to love you wildly. I don’t want words, but inarticulate cries, meaningless, from the bottom of my most primitive being, that flow from my belly like honey. A piercing joy, that leaves me empty, conquered, silenced.”—Anaïs Nin (via hsaptus)
“Scorpio: Your self-expression takes on a dreamy, (and potentially spaced-out) quality during the first two weeks. A relaxed view serves you better than being overly practical now. The latter part of the month is a time to review matters related to your home, your family or your past. Use this period to plan and contemplate; you might feel more introspective and quiet than usual.”—Mercury retrograde isn’t always so heinous. (Accurate horoscope too.)
“We all get habituated, right? You get up in the morning, have your coffee, and read your newspaper, and that’s great. Everybody loves life in its mundane, daily aspects. It’s what makes us feel secure. But I also start to go numb a little bit and I don’t see what’s around me. So I put myself in a new situation and suddenly I’m really seeing the person next to me, hearing music, and I’m smelling, and I can’t help but want to write it down.”—Dorianne Laux (via violentwavesofemotion)
"They are all, at core, the same—the decision on how we choose to live this one short, precious life. The decision to stop hitting the snooze button. The willingness not to be good at things right away, to be clueless but committed; to make more messes and mistakes in the interest of living with spaciousness and a sense of presence; to find out who we truly are, who we were born to be, and to learn to love that screwed up, disappointing, heartbreakingly dear self of ours.”
“Scorpio: This week might find you feeling a little wispy, a little stretched out, a little tired. This week might find you feeling light as air, like you’re too light to even stay in one place, too light to root yourself to this earth. This lightness can be a joy and this lightness can make you feel free but also, when you can, try to remember that you’re solid, that you’re real, that you’re made of bones and blood. Eat dinner with your parents, hug your friends, go for walks and feel the quiet winter sun on your face.”—I always enjoy the Rumpus’ horoscopes.