“They didn’t deserve her. No high school boy did. She was better than that, Sylvia knew, bigger and better and ready to shed her skin like a snake.”
—Emma Straub, The Vacationers
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.
- ― Rachel Carson (via projectunbreakable)
Death prone, 2014. graphite and acrylic on paper.
Original drawing available http://helicewen.bigcartel.com
Both Jannah and Jahannam were made for sinners. Jahannam was made for the arrogant sinner, whereas Jannah was made for the repentant sinner.
Originally found on: beautifulpatienceforever(via islamic-art-and-quotes)
1. idleness; sloth; indolence; laziness; inactivity.
2. cowardice, worthlessness.
Etymology: Italian from ignāvia.
In the moment just before giving, I am loved.
I begin to spend time outside my body without falling over. At these times I feel blurred, as if there are two of me, one superimposed on the other, but imperfectly. There’s an edge of transparency, and beside it a rim of solid flesh that’s without feeling, like a scar. I can see what’s happening, I can hear what’s being said to me, but I don’t have to pay any attention. My eyes are open but I’m not there. I’m off to the side.
In a way I admired her. I admired her lack of compunction, the courage of her bad manners, the energy of simple rage. Throwing a bag of spaghetti had a simplicity to it, a recklessness, a careless grandeur. It got things over with. I was a long way, then, from being able to do anything like it myself.
Decisions and Review.
Clarion Alley @ Mission Street in San Francisco, CA