ARDENT

"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; i am a free human being with an independent will."

I have fallen out of love with all the things I truly love. I’ve been too caught up. Time to focus and bear down. This summer I will make changes, small and swift, yet great and grand. I will need help and support and I pray every second that I will get just that. I can do it, I am meant for what great things lie ahead.

I don’t necessarily like something because it is indicative of how I currently feel, but more so because something about it is beautiful and should be recognized. It is far better to recognize beauty than anything else. And whether something be sad, violent, lustful, loving, frightening, exciting, or unknown; there is always something beautiful within it.

aseaofquotes:

Sherrilyn Kenyon, Devil May Cry

aseaofquotes:

Sherrilyn Kenyon, Devil May Cry

theparisreview:

“It’s the writer’s job to stage confrontations, so the characters will say surprising and revealing things, and educate and entertain us all.” —Kurt VonnegutIllustration Credit David A. Johnson

theparisreview:

“It’s the writer’s job to stage confrontations, so the characters will say surprising and revealing things, and educate and entertain us all.” —Kurt Vonnegut
Illustration Credit David A. Johnson

aseaofquotes:

Aidan Chambers, This is All

aseaofquotes:

Aidan Chambers, This is All

aseaofquotes:

Patti Smith, Just Kids

aseaofquotes:

Patti Smith, Just Kids

I’ve been awake too long when I lay down and feel the draining down the back of my throat. Tasting every opulent day dream that moved through me in the lighter hours. It is always tomorrow, when the blood is dry, that I will begin my adventure.

I am not conventional, and have no need for it. It is time to whisk myself away from this desolate existence where I am greater than I am allowed to be.

theparisreview:

Following up our previous post, a great vintage ad for the Reynolds Rocket ballpoint pen. “You’ll NEVER need a pencil. You’ll ALWAYS have a pen.

theparisreview:

Following up our previous post, a great vintage ad for the Reynolds Rocket ballpoint pen. “You’ll NEVER need a pencil. You’ll ALWAYS have a pen.

i-dream-of-gene:

Gene Kelly, the dark-eyed devastator 

i-dream-of-gene:

Gene Kelly, the dark-eyed devastator 

(Source: deforest, via i-dream-of-gene)

aseaofquotes:

Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone

aseaofquotes:

Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone

gravesandghouls:

Clara Bow c. 1929

gravesandghouls:

Clara Bow c. 1929