The danger of freedom is this:
it’s too much,
gnashing our bones
between broken teeth,
and we are trapped
before we even realize
that we have borne
our own destruction.
The beauty of freedom is this:
that paper moment between
life and death,
birth and devastation
when we are capable of anything,
when we can swallow stars,
when we can grow orchards from our veins,
when we can hold the sea in our lungs,
when we can kiss the sun full on the mouth.
Icarus sang “Hallelujah”
as his body burned,
with lips seared and smiling.
Why should I retract my claws for you?
What do I earn from playing nice?
I’ll choke on the cries I leave in my throat.
I am not sorry.
If I am angry, I will be angry.
I will be blinding light
I will be rage and shaky hands
I will be venom and teary eyes
I will not laugh at your jokes
I will not tuck my fangs away to smile for you.
I will look you dead in the eye
I will spit out teeth that are not mine.
IN THE SHADOW OF YOUR HEART | for the monstrously codependent [listen]
utopia | within temptation ft. chris jones // the flowers | regina spektor // please sister | the cardigans // cosmic love | florence + the machine // ghost lights | woodkid // i need your love | ellie goulding & calvin harris // the devil within | digital daggers // devils don’t fly | natalia kills // dark paradise | lana del rey // o’ sister | city and colour // my sister lover | oasis // no light, no light | florence + the machine // young blood | the naked and famous // bleeding out | imagine dragons // everybody wants to rule the world | lorde // my blood | ellie goulding // rome | yeasayer // i am shell i am bone | gazelle twin // the ruler & the killer | kid kudi // fire | ingrid michaelson
T H E D I S A P P E A R A N C E O F T H E G I R L | “There’s not much innocence in the imposed darkness of imposed silence." — A playlist dedicated to Marya Morevna from Catherynne M. Valente’s Deathless. [listen] [download]
I. satin birds - Abel Korzeniowski | II. becomes the color - Emily Wells | III. afraid of the dark - Phildel | IV. howl - Florence & The Machine | V. everybody wants to rule the world - Lorde | VI. she wolf - Luciana Zogbi | VII. old stone - Laura Marling | VIII. leaving home coming home - Dario Marianelli | IX. drowning - Banks | X. the disappearance of the girl - Phildel | XI. casualties of war - Gossip | XII. hardest of heart - Florence & The Machine | XIII. tomorrow (live @ air studios) - Daughter | XIV. sleeping alone - Lykke Li
Cold Turkey (for Windows) and Concentrate (for MAC) allow you to block websites that distract you from your tasks, which in our case is writing our novel. You choose how long certain websites are going to be blocked. Cold Turkey is actually so…
I just love everything. Like trees. I look at trees, like, individual trees, and I just go, oh my god. And people. I love people. I think because I’m so — it all feels impermanent, you know? Like life is constantly on fast-forward. You go through a day and then it’s just gone, like, it feels unreal. This, what I’ve just said, it doesn’t feel real. I’m so anxious about death because I just love everything. I have so many feelings. I cry every day.
said by a terribly earnest teenage girl on the bus, to her friend.
They were talking about cute boys and fashion and then suddenly, this. And I thought, thank you. Thank you for not being cynical, and for loving everything you see, and for being scared of entropy, and for the way you twirled your hair around your fingers. Thank you for existing in the same space as me for an hour. You are magical.