That which the Sea Breaks Against

Gabrielle :) Sometimes my brain is congested, it coughs, and words come out

“Your love is a feeling
that can only be explained
by familiar experiences.
It’s like coming home after
a long day at work and finally
being in your bed, away
from the chaos of the real world.
It’s like going on vacation
with your family and falling
asleep to the sound of rushing
wind and waking up after
what felt like 10 minutes and
being at your destination.
Your love is like smoking
a cigarette after quitting for
two weeks. It’s like watching
the sunset from your bedroom
window, losing yourself inside
of the colors that felt almost
as if the sky created them for
you and only you. Your love
is like seeing your favorite band
live and connecting eyes
with the lead singer. So every
song after the next feels like
they are singing it to you.
Your love is a feeling that can
only be described by experiences
that you will never forget
to remember. It’s the most vivid,
tranquil and haunting kind
of nostalgia. Your love is a feeling
that I will always follow, always
take with me. Your love is the only
kind of love that I have ever
been able to write about.”

– "Your love is unlike any other," - Colleen Brown (via mostlyfiction)

“'You've done so many things and read so many books. Do you still believe in happy endings?'
‘Oh my Lord, yes.” Bernadette’s hands were pressed against each other like a book, like a prayer. ‘I guess I would. I’ve had about a hundred of them.’”

– Karen Joy Fowler, The Jane Austen Book Club (via quoted-books)



why are bras and period products so fucking expensive okay this shit pisses me off, it’s not like i asked for boobs or for my vagina to destroy itself every month

“We like companionship, see, but we can’t stand to be around people for very long. So we go get ourselves lost, come back for a while, then get the hell out again.”

– Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild (via wordsnquotes)

“Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?”

– J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit (via wordsnquotes)


not interested in politics that don’t incorporate love

not interested in the anaesthetisation of politics

not interested in theory sans emotion 

let’s use our feelings to talk about power

let’s use our feelings to fuck up power

what the fuck are you waiting for

learn how to cry again

learn how to scream again

pour yourself into things

bleed onto things

fuck shit up

let’s get visceral

don’t let dead men with books hold your heart hostage


I worry that most of my own memories are
water soluble. There are places inside me so remote
the inhabitants never see each other.
I don’t really know how to tell you all this. It’s as if
I were left at the doorway of one of your dreams.
If only these words wouldn’t conspire against me.
But even Love is an unsolvable equation.

—Richard Jackson, from “While You Were Away,” Verse Daily. February 24, 2011



smoke, imagined from the barrel
the missing word formed, unsung.
eyes closed, the tremors
of breath, of presence.
unlaced, unplanned,
clammy handed. the earth
slipped. this
is us beginning to fall.

“Most people don’t believe something can happen until it already has. That’s not stupidity or weakness, that’s just human nature.”

– Max Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (via wordsnquotes)