“There is no formula to life. You can study as hard as you want and someone who never showed up to class will get a better score than you. You can be as nice as ever and still, someone will think negatively of you. As much as you want to believe that a+b=c, it doesn’t. I was never good at math. I guess that’s why it took me a while to figure out that a+b doesn’t have to equal anything.”—(via c0ntemplations)
don’t fucking tell me that my talent is a “blessing” or a “gift.” it wasn’t given to me at all. i got to where i am today because i picked up a crayon in kindergarten and i haven’t put it down for 20 fucking years, not because some supernatural entity decided to sprinkle a little magic talent dust into my dna
And there comes a day when, after so much rain, the sun comes out; after so many tears, the spirit begins to smile.
It is impossible to avoid difficult times in life, for it is so that in our reality we are conditioned by ideals in which there are always challenges, adjustments, and death.
But there remains the ability to flow through with efficiency—to surrender—knowing that after every rainstorm, the sun appears once again. And after all the tears, a smile is sure to return to one’s face.
1. First impression: 2. Truth is: 3. How old do you look: 4. Have you ever made me laugh: 5. Have you ever made me mad: 6. Best feature: 7. Have I ever had a crush on you: 8. You’re my: 9. Name in my phone: 10. Should you post this too?
“The labor of being human is bearing one another’s ghosts. Energy cannot be created or destroyed, so we gather our losses into elevators and shoot up to the top floor, where we survey the city and they say whatever we want them to.”—Another SELF-MADE MAN #29: Ghosts by Thomas Page McBee. (via therumpus)
over coffee with my mom this morning: “sometimes we hesitate to invite people into our life because we feel like our space isn’t good enough yet. things are a little messy, or our place settings don’t match, or our situation isn’t quite what we want it to be. don’t let that stop you. invite people in anyway.”