Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth...– Love In The Time of Cholera (via bembacoloraaa) THIS THIS THIS (via xicanagrrrl)
The difficulty for me in writing—among the difficulties—is to write language...– Toni Morrison, from the Paris Review interview
9 Mindful Rituals to Make Your Day Better →
bembacoloraaa: 9 Mindful Rituals to Make Your Day Better Ritual isn’t about doing a routine mindlessly. It’s a way of building something good into your life, so that you don’t forget what’s important. Done mindfully, a ritual can remind you to be conscious. Done mindlessly, a ritual is meaningless. 1. Sit in the morning. When you wake up, in the quiet of the morning, perhaps as your coffee is...
i do not love you as if you were a salt rose, a topaz or an arrow of carnations...– pablo neruda (via lyteworks)
From Sweat by Zora Neale Hurston
She lay awake, gazing upon the debris that cluttered their matrimonial trail. Not an image left standing along the way. Anything like flowers had long ago been drowned in the salty stream that had been pressed from her heart. Her tears, her sweat, her blood. She had brought love to the union and he had brought a longing after the flesh.
Janie dozed off to sleep but she woke up in time to see the sun sending up spies ahead of him to mark out the road through the dark. He peeped up over the door sill of the world and made a little foolishness with red. But pretty soon, he laid all that aside and went about his business dressed all in white. But it was always going to be dark to Janie if Teacake didn’t soon come...
The absence of models, in literature as in life,…is an occupational hazard for...– Alice Walker