Destroy the idea that men should respect women because we are their daughters, mothers, and sisters. Reinforce the idea that men should respect women because we are people.
— (via khaleesi-lifts)
to be your best friend.
How and when did we switch to that mode of referring to what was a relationship between us?
You remind me of the colour blue.
Blue like the world just after sunset,
like a hundred shades of the ocean.
Blue like the water in my lungs,
and when it stands before green.
Blue like the veins stamped on my skin,
like the colour of a bruised heart.
Blue as it crosses over black to give us night.
Blue like the feeling,
Blue like my favourite colour.
— A.Y // blue. (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.
— Andrew Boy (via silentsigh57)