I want that room where one can go and scream then come out alright. I’ve been holding back a couple of tearless screams.

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Almost.

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I’ve been trying to finish a short story for a while. I just couldn’t figure it out. And then I killed someone, and I started figuring it out. Then it just hit me, the ease with which I write about loss and death. I can only write about love through death and loss. Aisha tells me that there are certain emotions that belong to us, like personalities. 

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For Hushpuppy it’s about thinking that the world is there to eat her, nature is there to consume her and coming to understand that she’s not actually different from nature, that everything is eating each other and that that’s not tragic, and coming to terms with it frees you in some way of feeling like death is a tragedy.” Benh Zeitlin, on Beasts of the Southern Wild

I know, I know. But it takes some balls to admit this, even though at the back of your mind, you know. 

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lumosed:

"When it all goes quiet behind my eyes, I see everything that made me flying around in invisible pieces. When I look too hard it goes away. And when it all goes quiet, I see they are right here. I see that I’m a little piece of a big, big universe and that makes things right. When I die, the scientists of the future, they’re gonna find it all. They’re gonna know, once there was a Hushpuppy and she lived with her daddy in the bathtub." - Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin; 2012)

One of my favourite movies. 

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Annah. My mother’s name. 

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i carry your heart

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

– ee cummings 

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I find myself very drawn to stories about other people’s mothers; their presence and their absence. 

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booksfromthefuturepsb:

So excited for Teju Cole’s new novel. Out on 3/25. If you haven’t heard of Cole, then you are so excited for Open City

:)  

booksfromthefuturepsb:

So excited for Teju Cole’s new novel. Out on 3/25. If you haven’t heard of Cole, then you are so excited for Open City

:)  

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The life of a freelancer.

Everyone knows how to pick up the phone when edits need to be done and deadlines are near. No one knows how to pick up the phone when payment is due. Suddenly, clients forget where the receive button is at. 

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