Oci Ciornie

“Being both soft and strong is a combination very few have mastered.”

—   Yasmin Mogahed  (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: observando, via thatkindofwoman)

“Too many young women I think are harder on themselves than circumstances warrant. They are too often selling themselves short. They too often take criticism personally instead of seriously. You should take criticism seriously because you might learn something, but you can’t let it crush you. You have to be resilient enough to keep moving forward, whatever the personal setbacks and even insults that come your way might be. That takes a sense of humor about yourself and others. Believe me, this is hard-won advice I’m putting forth. It’s not like you wake up and understand this. It’s a process.”

“Maybe the worst
thing isn’t to be
physically apart
from those you love.

Maybe what hurts
the most is being
with them and still
feeling miles away.”

—   Noor ShirazieDistant (via aestheticintrovert)

“I am attached to detachment.

After mastering the ability to
get close to others without
allowing them to sink into
my veins, I’m not sure I can
ever go back to the naive
enthusiasm that was once felt
when meeting someone new.

That excitement has gone. In its
place lies ever-growing suspicion,
the knowledge that they will leave,
it is just a question of when.

I am attached to detachment,
because I cannot survive
another loved one being lost.”

—   Noor ShirazieDiary of an Emotional Nomad (via aestheticintrovert)

“Be with her because you actually want to be with her, because you actually see a potential future with her, not because you are used to being with her, not because you’re scared of the thought that being without them will ruin you. The point of being in a relationship is to enjoy each other’s company, is to be there to support each other when they need it most. No one person, defines who you are. They only compliment you.”

—   Marvin King (via aestheticintrovert)

(Source: modernmethadone, via aestheticintrovert)

“It’s a lot easier to be angry at someone than it is to tell them you’re hurt.”

—   
Tom Gates 

(via wordsthat-speak)

(via kethist)

“Let’s face it. We’re undone by each other. And if we’re not, we’re missing something. If this seems so clearly the case with grief, it is only because it was already the case with desire. One does not always stay intact. It may be that one wants to, or does, but it may also be that despite one’s best efforts, one is undone, in the face of the other, by the touch, by the scent, by the feel, by the prospect of the touch, by the memory of the feel. And so when we speak about my sexuality or my gender, as we do (and as we must), we mean something complicated by it. Neither of these is precisely a possession, but both are to be understood as modes of being dispossessed, ways of being for another, or, indeed, by virtue of another.”

—   Judith Butler