Improperly Literate

2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Farah has read 3 books toward her goal of 50 books.
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اندکی صبر، سحر نزدیک است

A little bit of patience, the dawn is near…

سهراب سپهری (via braceletofnoor)
10 hours ago // i hope - i pray - honeyandelixir + 339



if you see me laughing while texting there’s a 99.9% chance i’m laughing at a text message i sent because i’m equal parts vain and hilarious

10 hours ago rexuality + 401269
You read something which you thought only happened to you, and you discover that it happened 100 years ago to Dostoyevsky. This is a very great liberation for the suffering, struggling person, who always thinks that he is alone. This is why art is important. Art would not be important if life were not important, and life is important.
James Baldwin, Conversations with James Baldwin (via ethiopienne)
15 hours ago bookshavepores + 7873
when my mother was pregnant with her second child, i was 4
i pointed at her swollen belly confused at how my mother
had gotten so big in such little time
my father scooped me in his tree trunk arms and said
the closest thing to god on this earth is a woman’s body
it’s where life comes from
and to have a grown man tell me something so powerful at such a young age changed me to see that the entire universe rested at my mother’s feet
16 hours ago // rupi kaur - poetry - women - rupikaur + 17878


Did you ever realize how much your body loves you? It’s always trying to keep you alive. It’s making sure you breathe while you sleep, stopping cuts from bleeding, fixing broken bones, finding ways to beat the illnesses that might get you. Your body literally loves you so much. It’s time you start loving it back.

17 hours ago // self love - body image - good things - moostache-forever + 419974
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
Mary Elizabeth Frye (via whynotchangethis)
1 day ago // Mary Elizabeth Frye - death - poetry - i-am-wholocked + 49





The Story Coaster by Grant Snider

This is amazing. The unicorn in “extraneous scenery” wins.

I’m dying over the unreliable narrator.  I wish I could love this a hundred times.  The critical reaction is so spot on.


1 day ago heyteenbookshey + 46020
For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse.

So collapse.
This is not your destruction.

This is your birth.
1 day ago // good things - ties to something ishani was saying the other day - poetry - rebirth - survival - astrasperas + 288397



Norman Rockwell reference photos alongside finished works

This is how using reference works

Working smarter, not harder.

1 day ago // art - photography - Norman Rockwell - slowlyeden + 52372
Sleep is my lover now, my forgetting, my opiate, my oblivion.
Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife. (via theburnthatkeepseverything)
1 day ago // audrey niffenegger - The Time Traveler's Wife - book quotes - depression - sleep - theburnthatkeepseverything + 7837
1 day ago // omg - davidurbanke + 328112


seventeen magazine has officially lost it

1 day ago // lol - lesbianvenom + 91651
2 days ago // personal - AS. - that too I suppose -
As a small child, I felt in my heart two contradictory feelings; the horror of life and the ecstasy of life.
Charles Baudelaire  (via childoflust)
2 days ago seabois + 1956



this is literally the greatest video in the entire world

Assassins Creed fans, tbh

2 days ago // the office - video - yourfavoriteredhead + 115617