“If running has started to lose its spark for you, I suggest: Go for a run in an unknown direction, down a side street you’ve never taken even if it’s a dead end. Into random trails. Run wherever your feet take you. Run like a kid. Hop fences, run through puddles, whatever is fun to you. Don’t time yourself. Run for fun. Run so fast that you have to stop to breathe after every 200m if you want. Just make it fun.”—running-crossfitting-adventuring (via runningofsummits)
“We met at the wrong time. That’s what I keep telling myself anyway. Maybe one day years from now, we’ll meet in a coffee shop in a far away city somewhere and we could give it another shot.”—Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 2004 (via larmoyante)
Beyond Ferguson, the pattern is clear. Blacks are always to blame, even as we are brutalized by police, ghettoized by neoliberal policies, and disenfranchised by a racist criminal (in)justice system.
But that’s the crux of white supremacist racial logic: the problem with black people is … well, black people – not mass incarceration and the deindustrialization of urban America, not educational inequality and generational poverty, not 400 years of slavery, lynchings, and Jim Crow. To be black in America is to be victimized and then made responsible for our victimization. We built this country. But, apparently, it is we who are lazy and dependent. We are bullied politically, socially and economically. But it is we who are called ‘thugs.’
“So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.”—Attachments, Rainbow Rowell (via tellmefive)
“Oh you were beautiful, when your hair was a mess and your face a wreck. You were beautiful when you slept and when you wept. You were beautiful when you never thought you were, because I saw you in those moments, I saw all of you; and oh how I loved you.”—T.B. LaBerge // Unwritten Letters to You (via tblaberge)