"If the dead are watching, I want them to see us writing, dancing, singing, painting. I want them to see that we still reach out to each other."
Richard Siken, ‘Black Telephone’ (via lordmalak)
"Part of us
is unfailing. As light
as sun through water. Though water
is reckless. Waves crash."
Carole Glasser Langille, from “Out of Habit,” In Cannon Cave (Brick Books, 1997)
We die containing a richness of lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we have plunged into and swum up as if rivers of wisdom, characters we have climbed into as if trees, fears we have hidden in as if caves.
I wish for all this to be marked on by body when I am dead. I believe in such cartography - to be marked by nature, not just to label ourselves on a map like the names of rich men and women on buildings. We are communal histories, communal books. We are not owned or monogamous in our taste or experience."
Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient (via elucipher)
Lost cats are also big on universe slipping. Cats that never had a home are too grounded in their freedom wherever they are but lost cats are just constantly discovering
Other things that move through universes more freely than your average person: sailboats, mail, things children see out of the corner of their eye, foxes, deer, people who have suffered great tragedy, plain white t shirts, radio, socks, anything traveling at the speed of sound, music
"It’s messing people up, this social pressure to “find your passion” and “know what it is you want to do”. It’s perfectly fine to just live your moments fully, and marvel as many small and large passions, many small and large purposes enter and leave your life. For many people there is no realization, no bliss to follow, no discovery of your life’s purpose. This isn’t sad, it’s just the way things are. Stop trying to find the forest and just enjoy the trees."
Sally Coulter (via judygrimes)
"You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time."
Angela Davis - from a lecture delivered at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. February 13th, 2014. (via ninjaruski)
I just wanted you all to know that you can totally finish that piece that you’re working on, because you are super talented and wonderful and there are people that love you that would love to read your story, and you should totally do it.