This is so fucking good
" While you not possibly escaping what I’m meditating
my shackle of thought tackle you while I’m educating
your dome’s resonating from inhalation of darkness
while I spark the smart shit from what you waiting
since you waiting me at the top of the pile
wild delaware file,pennsylvanian,sub-terranean style
step up into my crevice and taste the medicine of the champagne “
- Black Thought (The Roots)
more than 800 elementary students in hong kong’s repluse bay (second photo and fourth photo) celebrate kids ocean day on november 7 by raising awareness about the shark fin trade and the recent ban on trolling in hong kong waters. the campaign echoes the long running ocean day events held in san francisco (fifth photo) and san diego (third photo and first photo), among other coastal pacific north american cities, to highlight the effects of ocean acidification from climate change, unsustainable fishing practices, habitat destruction, and pollution. local elementary schools hold contests to select the picture to be used.
I looked through some old things and found something I sent to you:
Alright girl. I have a lot to say in response to that, but I wanna start by reiterating that I love you.
And I want to make one thing perfectly clear, you’re wrong when you say that you dont think you should put your problems on me because im “dealing with my own shit.” YOU CAN ALWAYS COME TO ME. DONT HESITATE. &&Wrong for many reasons, the first of which is that you are infinitely more important than whatever crap im dealing with. Most of my problems are in the past, and stuff that im just rehashing and allowing myself to feel self pity and allowing myself succumb to despair and stagnation. YOU, Alessia Dal Monte, are way more important than that to me. And I want to do whatever I can to help you get through this. And you’re also wrong because sometimes the best way to help yourselff is to help other people. THe best ive felt about myself is when I know I’m making a difference in someone elses life. And it’s honestly really comforting in a weird way that people like you are going through similar thought processes as me.
Because honestly, I’ve thought about ending it too. I know you may not believe me. But I have. Several times in my life. That prevalent feeling of wanting to get out. Anything but face another day. Feel this way for any longer. But i completely disagree with you when you say that what Matt did was courageous. It takes way more courage to face life head on, to work through your problems, to stay strong regardless of the crap that life deals, to be there for your friends and for your future and have faith that “as long as we try, maybe things change….” (tupac). I think that your life can change. I think that the future holds a lot for you. I think it includes love and happiness and fulfillment and friendship and romance and ambition and success and soccer and music and hip-hop and traveling and sunrises and tacos from el sauz and pasta and literature and life and soo much more that we can’t even fathom at the moment….. PLEASE. Believe me, accept it. Like that one passage from the AP test said, “Optimiism isnt accepting that the world is good. Optimism is accepting that the world has POTENTIAL to be good.” Have faith in the future && your current friends && yourself && the people you have yet to meet && the things you have yet to learn and experience. We’re so young, only 17 and 16…. we have our WHOLE lives ahead of us. You have NOT fucked up your entire life and your are NOT a failure.
I dont remember the exact quote but I read somewhere that what people say about us is a reflection of THEM and not us, so dont internalize what your mom calls you.
1. There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs is not one of them.
2. Never cancel dinner plans by text message.
3. Don’t knock it ‘til you try it.
4. If a street performer makes you stop walking, you owe him a buck.
5. Always use ‘we’ when referring to your home team or your…
your back is gonna be fucked up.
why do you think change is so hard? is it because you’re afraid?
people might think you’re pretty, but they’ll never love you.
you talk like you’re apologizing for your own voice.
find your spine, stop shrinking.
there is nothing brave about keeping silent.
how many times have you been in love? I can’t picture it ever happening for you.
you lie because it makes you feel free. this is a prison.
you’re always gonna think about him. you will never get him out of your system.
I wish I never had to see you again.
you poor thing.
go to hell.
you may be a nice person but you will never be a good person.
no one is ever going to want to touch you.
is there a vision in your head of who you want to be?
you do not have the strength to become her.
there is no boat big enough to keep you from drowning in the sea of yourself.
go to bed, baby.
you are tired from all of this nothing.
Hunter S. Thompson
For all those bad body image days- “you will never look like the girl in the magazine, the girl in the magazine doesn’t look like the girl in the magazine!”
Just so you know how photoshop works its miracles and you should never fall for their tricks. In the end, it’s all about making money, but their strategies make you unhappy. you’re fine and perfect just the way you are and as the comment above says: the girl in the magazine doesn’t look like the girl in the magazine…