I understand, all right. The hopeless dream of being—not seeming, but being. At every waking moment, alert. The gulf between what you are with others and what you are alone. The vertigo and the constant hunger to be exposed, to be seen through, perhaps even wiped out. Every inflection and every gesture a lie, every smile a grimace. Suicide? No, too vulgar. But you can refuse to move, refuse to talk, so that you don’t have to lie. You can shut yourself in. Then you needn’t play any parts or make wrong gestures. Or so you thought. But reality is diabolical. Your hiding place isn’t watertight. Life trickles in from the outside, and you’re forced to react. No one asks if it is true or false, if you’re genuine or just a sham. Such things matter only in the theatre, and hardly there either. I understand why you don’t speak, why you don’t move, why you’ve created a part for yourself out of apathy. I understand. I admire. You should go on with this part until it is played out, until it loses interest for you. Then you can leave it, just as you’ve left your other parts one by one.
Persona. Dir. Ingmar Bergman.  (via wordsnquotes)




pleasestopbeingsad:

things life is too short for:
- hating yourself
- pretending to laugh at “jokes” that are actually just bigoted statements
- not singing along to your favorite songs
- waiting hours to text someone back just to look cool
- bad coffee
- bad books
- mean people
- body shaming
- letting other people dictate your life
- larry’s storyline



drydockshop:

THE BED AND BATH BOOK | Terence Conran ©1978

This is why it hurts the way it hurts.

You have too many words in your head. There are too many ways to describe the way you feel. You will never have the luxury of a dull ache.

You must suffer through the intricacy of feeling too much.


Iain S. Thomas, I Wrote This For You (via abluesforbrklyn)



iampaperskin:

An entire world destroyed

Collapse within her eyes. 

I am so excited to be be finally working on my second book project. Fine art photos of this unknown model in different settings, I plan to work this as a series if anyone is interested in investing some time in working with me. 



creativerehab:

Nail-biter.
Lo-res 120 film scan.


actegratuit:

new works by Midori Yamada




aquaticwonder:

Ed Hodgkinson





Don’t walk too far away from the child within you, and never abandon the sense of wonder that magnifies the smallest of things into mountains of joy. For one day, when you lose sight of happiness, that child within can guide you back to the things that once nourished your heart.
Dodinsky (via gettingahealthybody)

(Source: onlinecounsellingcollege)



keep-it-kinky:

Sigh

I am hopelessly in love with a memory. An echo from another time, another place.
Michael Faudet (via onlinecounsellingcollege)