cold coffee and contradictions

the bizzare ramblings of an over active mind

I’m not sad, but the boys who are looking for sad girls always find me. I’m not a girl anymore and I’m not sad anymore. You want me to be a tragic backdrop so that you can appear to be illuminated, so that people can say ‘Wow, isn’t he so terribly brave to love a girl who is so obviously sad?’ You think I’ll be the dark sky so you can be the star? I’ll swallow you whole.

—Warsan Shire (via ethiopienne)

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I love those mornings when you wake to darkness and no one is asking anything of you. You’re under no pressure to exist. This is something of which I am in constant need.

But the pleasant thing is to wake early, throw open the window, and lie reading in bed.

—Edward Fitzgerald, from a letter to W. F. Pollock, May 3, 1840   (via herkindoftea)

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