Can you write a poem about a guy who made me think he liked me and made me be hopeless

— For when we run away and live in the woods.Young couple quit jobs and build this $500 home (click photo for full article)

Karen Colon
I forgot that I deserved more
than overgrown gardens and
walls with too many holes.
I stayed too long and I’m
sorry for that. Let’s make it
up to each other by promising
to learn from our mistakes.
Let’s start over and build new
homes with blank walls and
no hard feelings.
by anne, when relationships stop working (via anneisrestless)

(via fateinmycoffee)

I want to roll over at 2 a.m. to a kiss from you not a text message


Do not teach your daughters to be ‘pretty.’

Do not entomb her in a pretty pink tower
and insist that only the degree of her physical appeal
may set her free.
Teach her to fight her way out,
to consume books and spit knowledge
to lesser boys who insist she is just beautiful
and nothing more.

Teach her to love her body
not to manipulate and put a price tag on herself
as a defined worth
she shall be immeasurable
she shall be more than this.

Do not let her break herself down
when the boy in kindergarden hits her
because he likes her.
What are you really teaching her?
Pain and love are not synonymous
neither are pretty and perfection.

Teach her to be kind
to be harsh
to be demure
to be wild
to be sensitive
to be thick-skinned

But good god,

Do not teach your daughters to be ‘pretty.’

by Michelle K., Do Not Teach Your Daughters to Be ‘Pretty.’  (via impetrate)

(via dreamaboutlove-)


i have been waiting for this photo for years

My dad, in his 50s, is a lifelong hippie and has dreads to his waist. Plus all the other hippie accoutrements.  He came into work today and I could see people staring in bemusement at him. Later, a couple of people commented that they thought he was cool, but a secretary in her 20s asked me if ever got embarrassed by him. [yes - I was stunned by her temerity, too]
No I do not EVER get embarrassed by him. I am proud that my dad is an individual and has always followed his heart. I could never be embarrassed by anybody who did that. Those sorts of people are precious. There are far too few of them in this relentlessly conformist world.
I want all my secrets back