Retrouvailles

the fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in our selves

reglusblack:

otp challenge → 4/6 moments (also a gift for her)

↳ ”This prom reminds me that you had like a million friends in high schol and everyone though you were awesome. And I spent four years making fun of everyone and hidding mops so the janitor would think he was going insane. 

gilliananderson1996:

All right, are you guys sitting down? I ask because in all honesty it is going to take at least an hour to fully process everything happening in this getup. Let’s begin.Olive green mesh bodice with possible velveteen piping; floral bud multicoloured appliqué on a dark sea-green iridescent layered silk sheath; a sheer silk shawl with sparse sequin accents, and (drum roll please) THE RETURN OF THE THUMB RING.
But wait, there’s more:
It’s like a crazy Day-to-Night Athletic Mermaid Barbie cotillion gown. 
Very sad we can’t see the footwear. But based on the side part I’d say this is probably 1999, so my money’s on either metallic mules, or red velvet platform peep-toes.

gilliananderson1996:

All right, are you guys sitting down?
I ask because in all honesty it is going to take at least an hour to fully process everything happening in this getup. Let’s begin.

Olive green mesh bodice with possible velveteen piping; floral bud multicoloured appliqué on a dark sea-green iridescent layered silk sheath; a sheer silk shawl with sparse sequin accents, and (drum roll please) THE RETURN OF THE THUMB RING.

But wait, there’s more:

It’s like a crazy Day-to-Night Athletic Mermaid Barbie cotillion gown. 

Very sad we can’t see the footwear. But based on the side part I’d say this is probably 1999, so my money’s on either metallic mules, or red velvet platform peep-toes.

Do you live in NYC???

So do I. I also need a roommate. I’ve already put an ad on Craigslist:

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/sha/4567598019.html

But maybe one of my followers knows someone or is looking themselves? Read the ad for more info. Prefer ladies as roommates but anyone is welcome besides straight guys, basically. (I have a long-distance boyfriend and would like to make breakfast without worrying about ogling lol)

Thanks all :)

“A place is not only a geographical area; it’s also a state of mind. And trees are not just trees; they are the ribs of childhood. The tears also flowed freely from the tips of my fingers as the bus passed quickly by. Upon our return, the sadness of my childhood came back. This dream standing before me, why didn’t I just wrap it around myself even once so I could say I have felt the joy that kills? The soldiers were guarding the dream, but I will enter it when they sleep.”

– Mahmoud Darwish, Journal of an Ordinary Grief (via yesyes)

“A long time ago, when you were a wee thing, you learned something, some way to cope, something that, if you did it, would help you survive. It wasn’t the healthiest thing, it wasn’t gonna get you free, but it was gonna keep you alive. You learned it, at five or six, and it worked, it *did* help you survive. You carried it with you all your life, used it whenever you needed it. It got you out—out of your assbackwards town, away from an abuser, out of range of your mother’s un-love. Or whatever. It worked for you. You’re still here now partly because of this thing that you learned. The thing is, though, at some point you stopped needing it. At some point, you got far enough away, surrounded yourself with people who love you. You survived. And because you survived, you now had a shot at more than just staying alive. You had a shot now at getting free. But that thing that you learned when you were five was not then and is not now designed to help you be free. It is designed only to help you survive. And, in fact, it keeps you from being free. You need to figure out what this thing is and work your ass off to un-learn it. Because the things we learn to do to survive at all costs are not the things that will help us get FREE. Getting free is a whole different journey altogether.”

Mia McKenzie, creator of Black Girl Dangerous, author of The Summer We Got Free (via etiquette-etc)

always reblog

(via etiquette-etc)