Everyone's got tails

1. And you realize that the problem has never been empty. Your body is an instrument that you’ve never felt like you could play right, but it was never about the blank sheet music around your bones so much as the heavy within them.

2. The full. The wait. The stop. Please, stop yelling at each other for just one night and pay attention to the seven-year-old girl with no eyelashes in the next room. The go, the say something. And in the silence, you wonder how it ever came to this; and you remember the way the first boy who ever liked you back looked at you like he could see you. Don’t think about how he chose to walk away. Don’t ask yourself why not thinking about it feels so hard to carry.

3. The: why is this so hard to fucking carry? Sweetheart, listen, when your palms start to sweat, that’s when you know you’ve been holding on too long. That’s when you need to let go of the rope to tend to the burns underneath.

4. Other people are not medicine.

5. Make peace with your own hands.

6. There will be days when you will be sitting on a bench in public, alone in your car, across the dinner table to a family you don’t recognize, and all of the space around you will make the webs between your fingers ache. And pools of begging reasons to why no one wants to gather you broken in their arms at night will begin to settle in the bow of your eyelids. You wonder how so much can fit inside such a small person and no one notices. Do not make homes for them.

7. Pour them out. Water the soil beneath your feet. Your blonde fringe that was never soft enough for another’s hands, your average GPA, your rough around the edges, their fragmented example of love, his not enough, your soft, your distant, your depression, their divorce, your hollow poems, boy shorts and pale legs, your too much of not enough for another;

8. Grow.

9. Smile at strangers. Give. Give, and don’t expect. Love, and don’t doubt despite its persistent knocking against your fragile, fresh frame. You are enough. You are enough. You’re filled with so much enough between your bruised heart and sore ribs that it’s agonizingly easy to fuse the two in sadness.

10. No one said that the only thing your bones can hold is ache.

"Ten Steps to Loving Yourself More than They Didn’t"
-valentina thompson (via theseoverusedwords)

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neuropsyched:

saxifraga-x-urbium:

after-fear:

Overly Honest Methods in science.

ooh this version has some ones i haven’t seen before, priceless

The paywall one tho…

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pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 25, 1978: The First Test Tube Baby is Born
On this day in 1978, Louise Joy Brown, the world’s first baby to be conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF), was born to Lesley and Peter Brown in Manchester, England.  The Brown family faced intense media attention regarding the ethics and legality of the experimental and revolutionary procedure.  IVF has become so common that there have been over 5 million babies born this way in the past 36 years.
 Learn about the history of in vitro fertilization with this American Experience timeline.
Photo: Biologist Robert Edwards holds baby Louise Brown, the first test-tube baby, on July 25, 1978. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 25, 1978: The First Test Tube Baby is Born

On this day in 1978, Louise Joy Brown, the world’s first baby to be conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF), was born to Lesley and Peter Brown in Manchester, England.  The Brown family faced intense media attention regarding the ethics and legality of the experimental and revolutionary procedure.  IVF has become so common that there have been over 5 million babies born this way in the past 36 years.

Learn about the history of in vitro fertilization with this American Experience timeline.

Photo: Biologist Robert Edwards holds baby Louise Brown, the first test-tube baby, on July 25, 1978. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

butfili:

thank you, peter jackson!

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madlori:

thanangst:

dex5m:

You know it’ll be good when the trailer hurts you like this. [X]

It’s gonna bring tears, no doubt.

I’m so glad they don’t seem to be glossing over his persecution for being gay.  I was pretty sure they wouldn’t - it’s such an integral part of his story  but it’s still a relief to see it there in the trailer.

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softerworld:

A Softer World: 1131
(my self esteem is innumerate)
buy this print

softerworld:

A Softer World: 1131

(my self esteem is innumerate)

buy this print

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tastefullyoffensive:

#raiseawareness #realcatshavecurves [wolfosaurus]

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shortcakelevi:

❒SINGLE

❒TAKEN

✔ READING ABOUT FICTIONAL CHARACTERS DATING EACH OTHER

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cross-connect:

Selected works from Natalya Lobanova.

Posted to Cross-Connect by Mike.

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misternumbers:

where-did-my-creativity-go requested: nice/funny Johnlock moments

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hjaertdjur:

Ron Swanson forever

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exit152:

the idea of wearing jeans that are not skinny jeans terrifies me now i can’t remember what i used to do with all that extra space around my ankles 

I bought some non-skinny jeans a little while ago on a whim and they are so freeing, it’s lovely

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