Anonymous said: Why am I so sad?

thenightvalepost:

Because sometimes the Vague Yet Menacing Government Agency needs certain people to have certain emotions to do certain things. Your sadness, though unexplainable to you, is helping somehow. So keep that in mind.

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I am trying to see things in perspective. My dog wants a bite of my peanut butter chocolate chip bagel. I know she cannot have this, because chocolate makes dogs very sick. My dog does not understand this. She pouts and wraps herself around my leg like a scarf and purrs and tries to convince me to give her just a tiny bit. When I do not give in, she eventually gives up and lays in the corner, under the piano, drooping and sad. I hope the universe has my best interest in mind like I have my dog’s. When I want something with my whole being, and the universe withholds it from me, I hope the universe thinks to herself: "Silly girl. She thinks this is what she wants, but she does not understand how it will hurt.
THEORIES ABOUT THE UNIVERSE by Blythe Baird   (via californiagirlwearingpearls)

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If she’s too good for you, my god, don’t leave her. Make an effort to be good enough instead.
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Understanding that people are always a worse version of who they want to be is a way of loving them.
Spencer Madsen, from You Can Make Anything Sad (Publishing Genius Press, 04.14)

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If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.
Albert Einstein (via kushandwizdom)

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daughterofdiaspora:

my mom taught me the therapeutic power of cleaning. open all the windows. throw out the old. wipe down the entire house. burn some incense. roast some coffee. then rest. that way the tears from last night don’t feel as heavy. 

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quitecontinental:

The lioness sleeps tonight.

quitecontinental:

The lioness sleeps tonight.

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My soul is impatient with itself, as with a bothersome child; its restlessness keeps growing and is forever the same. Everything interests me, but nothing holds me.
Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet (via wordsnquotes)

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You don’t test a gentle person the way that you don’t steep tea for too long. Submerge me and I will imbue, and what was sweet will be bitter. I will be strong on your tongue and unpleasant to the taste, and you’ll regret drowning me in your guile.

My gentleness is not for your taking.
n.t. (via aryasnark)

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