"I am by nature, a dealer in words, and words are the most powerful drug known to humanity." - Rudyard Kipling
Love, What Are You Afraid Of?
Love scares me, maybe more than it should. I mean, it's supposed to be this beautiful thing, right? It's supposed to be amazing, and great. Of course it's not meant to be perfect. It's supposed to have it's ups and down. It's supposed to have it's flaws. But in the end of it all, it's supposed to be worth it right?
Kindness is not just a word or an adjective that looks good on a personality quiz. It is defined as “the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate”, but more than that, it’s a mindset. It’s a way to see the world in a brighter view and a way to treat other people. It’s about showing people compassion and putting others in front of yourself sometimes. It’s about being mindful of others, treating them with respect, and trying to brighten someone else’s day.
Tattoo Stories, No. 1
Like almost everyone else out there who has tattoos, I've wanted ink since I was a little kid. I've spent years planning and revising tattoo plans. I have plans drawn out on notebook paper, pictures saved to my computer and phone, a folder for tattoos on instagram, a whole board on pinterest too...It's just something that's always been fun to me to plan and exciting to think about actually getting.
There's an ongoing list I've been writing called "What I love about you". I always add to it when I can because I'm always coming up with new reasons. But one reason I wrote just doesn't seem complete with just the single bullet point. I wrote,
Letters I'll Never Send: Part 5
Hey, I don't know where to start or what to do right now. It's been a while since I wrote you a letter, and you would think that would be a good thing, but it's just a coincidence. I haven't had time, and I haven't been able to organize my thoughts.
The Frailty of Will
Written October 26, 2017 Nobody is perfect, and most people are actually far from it. Human beings by nature are flawed. We hurt people we care about, we destroy the world we live in, and we always have an excuse for why our bad behavior should be pardoned. It’s not to say people are completely terrible, but it is to say that we are greatly flawed. Despite the fact that we all know this, many people are hesitant to admit their flaws. One way we see them without admitting to them is through fiction novels. In most cases, fiction is just a hidden form of truth. Authors write the stories that are hard to tell, and people relate to them, because they find some common ground without realizing. As Eleanor Roosevelt said, “The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.” This applies not only to writers, but to readers as well. No one wants to admit they’re terrible, but they absolutely love to read about it.
I Wish I Could Trust You
You know what sucks about people you love hurting you? Of course the actual pain sucks, and the confrontation about it sucks, and just overall getting that much bad news sucks. But the worst part, I think, is the aftermath.
Everything You Are
I was listening to music on my Spotify account when a specific song came on. I didn't remember adding it to my playlist before, but I remembered the song as soon as I heard it. It was "Everything I Need" by Skylar Grey.