and if he wants to leave
then let him leave
you are terrifying
and strange and beautiful
something not everyone knows how to love
—Warsan Shire, For Women Who Are Difficult To Love (via feellng)
Maybe there’s something in all of this
I missed. But if it’s selfless
love you’re looking for,
you’ve got the wrong goddess.
—Margaret Atwood, excerpt from “Sekhmet, the Lion-headed Goddess of War” (via feellng)
"We’ve got to use this moment to seek out our shared humanity that’s been laid bare by this moment: The potential of a young man and the sorrows of parents, the frustrations of a community, the ideals that we hold as one united American family." —President Obama on the death of Michael Brown and the situation in Ferguson
I still love you. And sometimes, my friend, the love that I have, and can’t give to you, crushes the breath from my chest. Sometimes, even now, my heart is drowning in a sorrow that has no stars without you, and no laughter, and no sleep.
etching, aquatint and drypoint
25 1/2 x 21 in
The reason we all like to think so well of others is that we are all afraid for ourselves. The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
—Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (via feellng)