Somehow I could lose myself in the ocean the same way I could lose myself in a good book. Maybe it was because both involved suspension—a suspension of weight, a suspension of disbelief—a willingness to surrender to something greater than oneself.
Age 5:i wanna be part of the xmen
Age 18:i wanna be part of the xmen
ideal-ideolog-y:

New York
Photo: Stephen Salmieri 

ideal-ideolog-y:

New York

Photo: Stephen Salmieri 

(Source: greeneyes55)

Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.
theseluckystars:

“My name is Zadie Smith, and I am a 38-year-old pathological reader. I would like to say in my defense that I don’t really get the appeal of YOLO. I live many times over. Hypothetical, subterranean lives that run beneath the relative tedium of my own and have the power to occasionally penetrate or even derail it. I find it hard to name the one book that was so damn delightful it changed my life. The truth is, they have all changed my life, every single one of them—even the ones I hated. Books are my version of ‘experiences.’”
What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading: Summer is a wonderful time for the bibliophile.

theseluckystars:

My name is Zadie Smith, and I am a 38-year-old pathological reader. I would like to say in my defense that I don’t really get the appeal of YOLO. I live many times over. Hypothetical, subterranean lives that run beneath the relative tedium of my own and have the power to occasionally penetrate or even derail it. I find it hard to name the one book that was so damn delightful it changed my life. The truth is, they have all changed my life, every single one of them—even the ones I hated. Books are my version of ‘experiences.’”

What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading: Summer is a wonderful time for the bibliophile.

(Source: parnassusbooks)

(Source: lulukirsten)

Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
Just keep going. No feeling is final.
When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits - anything that kept me small. My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.

(Source: d-aintily)

Even if we’re married for 23 years,
I still want you to flirt with me.

When you both stir in the middle of the night and reach for each other. You shift closer, you kiss their forearm, you face each other holding hands under the pillows. In those moments the rest of the world doesn’t matter.