Stairs To The Roof
portraits-of-america:

        “Some of my friends automatically dislike people—I’ve had arguments with them, because I value open-mindedness and liking everybody until they do something unlikeable. I see the good in people, and start off thinking that everyone is nice. I guess that can screw me over sometimes, but everybody has something to offer and you won’t know what it is if you don’t talk to them. I’ve always wondered why people become hateful and prejudiced—as children, we like everybody until they do something mean. I think a lot of people are conditioned by stereotypes in the media and movies: the skinny girl is cool and the overweight girl is not so cool.”  
Kent, OH

portraits-of-america:

     “Some of my friends automatically dislike people—I’ve had arguments with them, because I value open-mindedness and liking everybody until they do something unlikeable. I see the good in people, and start off thinking that everyone is nice. I guess that can screw me over sometimes, but everybody has something to offer and you won’t know what it is if you don’t talk to them. I’ve always wondered why people become hateful and prejudiced—as children, we like everybody until they do something mean. I think a lot of people are conditioned by stereotypes in the media and movies: the skinny girl is cool and the overweight girl is not so cool.”  

Kent, OH

Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness.
Listen to it carefully.
Richard Bach (via observando)
I don’t want just words. If that’s all you’ve got for me, you’d better go.
F. Scott Fitzgerald  (via hay-girl-hay-lesbifriends)

Read and read again.

Seek respect, not attention. It lasts longer.

bluegrassreclamation:

No matter what anybody says, Dolly can knock some bluegrass out of the park. Here she is with Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski, Jerry Douglas, Barry Bales, Jim Mills, Sam Bush, and Stuart Duncan singing Train Train. 

She’s got some pretty heavy back-up!

rip-homegirl:

let’s talk about the universe and make out

ciarachimera:

Relationship goals. 100%

Want to feel like you are in America for the first time? (Americans obvs) talk to and hang out with people who have never been here…it’s like a whole new experience.

Wings and drinks with Russians, I recommend you do it once in your life.

the-arena-ballerina:

neptunain:

christmas is so much worse as you get older it’s like “what do you want this year?” “a sense of purpose”

"a career" "financial security" "a sex life" "tuition for grad school" "alcohol" "a nap" "socks would be nice"

So much for sleeping in on vacation.

How do you survive?

You just do.
There is no other choice,
no other viable options.

You throw yourself into it,
head first
and make a mess along the way.
Gain a few too many scars,
break some things,
mend others.

Eventually,
you find yourself with
a couple of friends
and a few precious tools.

You just have to.
You will.

Michelle K., How Do You Recover? pt. 7 (via michellekpoems)
humansofnewyork:

"Who’s the better player?""I am. He’s too scared to sacrifice his pieces. He hasn’t learned that sometimes you need to lose two to gain three."(Kampala, Uganda)

Wise advice.

humansofnewyork:

"Who’s the better player?"
"I am. He’s too scared to sacrifice his pieces. He hasn’t learned that sometimes you need to lose two to gain three."

(Kampala, Uganda)

Wise advice.