Poem From the Feminist to the Non-Feminist
Men are afraid women will take a sledgehammer to their heart
and refuse a drink and a night in bed.
Women are afraid men will take a sledgehammer to their head
if they refuse the drink and a night in bed.
You call this just how life is?
I call it a civil war.
Contrary to lone wolf mythology, being cool with people opens more doors. The somber withdrawn might get you a few nods of respect, but it doesn’t build much in the way of connection.
I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.
Simone de Beauvoir (via mrsclarkkent, fictionandneuroscience) (via howitzerliterarysociety)
We assume others show love the same way we do — and if they don’t, we worry it’s not there.
(Source: psych-facts, via 17bllshit)
I do not know which to prefer,
The beauty of inflections
Or the beauty of innuendos,
The blackbird whistling
Or just after.
Wallace Stevens (via likeafieldmouse)
(Source: observando, via likeafieldmouse)