unsmokable:

someone somewhere is meeting the love of their life right now and that’s pretty cool

I love being horribly straightforward. I love sending reckless text messages (because how reckless can a form of digitized communication be?) and telling people I love them and telling people they are absolutely magical humans and I cannot believe they really exist. I love saying, “Kiss me harder,” and “You’re a good person,” and, “You brighten my day.” I live my life as straight-forward as possible.

Because one day, I might get hit by a bus.

Maybe it’s weird. Maybe it’s scary. Maybe it seems downright impossible to just be—to just let people know you want them, need them, feel like, in this very moment, you will die if you do not see them, hold them, touch them in some way whether its your feet on their thighs on the couch or your tongue in their mouth or your heart in their hands.

And there is nothing more risky than pretending not to care.

We are young and we are human and we are beautiful and we are not as in control as we think we are. We never know who needs us back. We never know the magic that can arise between ourselves and other humans.

We never know when the bus is coming.

— (via bl-ossomed)

Have you ever noticed that humans have made it so difficult and complicated to “survive” in this world? It’s a vicious cycle. You go to school, and try really hard, so that you can get into a good college, and then you try really hard at college to get a good job, and then you try really hard at your job, so you can make money. And then your kids do the same thing. And everyone just keeps on doing this and no one even stops to think WHY they’re doing it any more. Everyone just does it because it’s what you’re supposed to do. And like, before, when the human race had just started, the goal was to just SURVIVE. People just lived. I mean, that’s what really matters, right? Survival. Because after you die, it doesn’t matter what college you went to.

— Dylan, my 12 year old brother (via bl-ossomed)

People run from rain but
sit
in bathtubs full of
water.

— Charles Bukowski  (via bl-ossomed)

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.

— Kahlil Gibran (via introspectivepoet)
axetemptation:

There are moments when it feels as if our hands react before we can, and so we pull them back. But are we just second-guessing our deep desires? And could this be a sign of where temptation comes from? That’s what the AXE Lab is trying to figure out.
Where in your body do you feel temptation?
valeriemanne:

Sequoia National Park by Valerie Manne on Flickr.