Melissa / 21 / HTX / Art+Design student
In spite of language, in spite of intelligence and intuition and sympathy, one can never really communicate anything to anybody. The essential substance of every thought and feeling remains incommunicable, locked up in the impenetrable strong-room of the individual soul and body. Our life is a sentence of perpetual solitary confinement.
Aldous Huxley (via petrichour)
People don’t talk to each other about real things because they’re afraid of how they’ll be judged. Or they think other people don’t have the capacity to carry the burden of what they have to say. They see the compulsion to put that burden out in the world as a show of weakness. But all that stuff is what makes up human; more than that, it’s what makes being human interesting and funny.
Marc Maron (via gotitforcheap)
Now the sun was slanting in at one side, so that the shadows were where they ought to be. Again he fell into that strange mood of speculation that was so foreign to him. If faces were different when lit from above or below—what was a face? What was anything?
William Golding, Lord of the Flies (via seafemme)
cover art i edited for a mix tht i thought looked pretty good… photo by petra collins
It’s ridiculous how men’s behavior changes once they realize a girl is “off limits”. Countless times, a man has seemed friendly until I mentioned my boyfriend. I once got kicked out of a frat’s room because my boyfriend called me babe. Last night a guy walked away when I mentioned my boyfriend. Another guy went to his dorm. And all of this has happened in the past 3 weeks; these are not isolated events.
Guys need to understand that girls are worth more than sex. We are not just potential hookups but potential friends, potential teammates, potential classmates, potential coworkers, potential bosses. If you came to college just to make male friends and hook up with girls then I’m sorry but you’re doing it wrong. And you’re going to be a terrible brother, boyfriend, husband, father, teammate, employee, coworker, etc., unless you start to see women as people. We are over half of the fucking population. Stop sexualizing us.