Kalopsia

I wouldn’t necessarily mind people not knowing I’m gay, but I don’t like being thought of as straight — in the same way that I don’t mind people not knowing I’m a writer, but it would be awkward if they assumed I was an extreme skateboarder, because that’s so far removed from the reality of my life. But there is no blank slate where orientation is concerned; we are straight until proven otherwise. And if you’ve never seen how dramatically a conversation can be derailed by a casual admission of homosexuality, let me tell you, it gets awkward.

I crave space. It charges my batteries. It helps me breathe. Being around people can be so exhausting, because most of them love to take and barely know how to give. Except for a rare few.

Katie Kacvinsky, First Comes Love (via senyahearts)

(Source: psych-facts, via karmazen)

ms-woodsworld:

tanglejan:

A healthy relationship keeps the doors and windows wide open.  Plenty of air is circulating and no one feels trapped. Relationships thrive in this environment. Keep your doors and windows open. If this person is meant to be in your life, all the open doors and windows in the world won’t make them leave.  


This is perfect!

ms-woodsworld:

tanglejan:

A healthy relationship keeps the doors and windows wide open.  Plenty of air is circulating and no one feels trapped. Relationships thrive in this environment. Keep your doors and windows open. If this person is meant to be in your life, all the open doors and windows in the world won’t make them leave.  

This is perfect!

If, on a crowded street you find your thoughts walking ahead of you, at a steady pace,

as if they have never been known by you,

you are probably writing your own poem.

—Sina Queyras, “Tightrope,” published in Poetry (via bostonpoetryslam)

(via ms-woodsworld)

Holding people away from you, and denying yourself love, that doesn’t make you strong. if anything, it makes you weaker. Because you’re doing it out of fear.

— Sarah Dessen  (via the-heart-of-the-lion)

(Source: realizes, via ms-woodsworld)