“The unreal is more powerful than the real, because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. stone crumbles. wood rots. people, well, they die. but things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on.” -Chuck Palahniuk
welcome to my on and on.
btw you should talk to me or i might not follow you because I was too lazy to look at your blog sorry
Today I ran away.
I know that I’ll come back.
I am not sad. I am not angry.
I want to be lost in a world full of people I don’t know.
Because I’ve been lost for so long amongst familiar faces.
I’ve been so comfortable I have even lost myself.
Today I ran away.
With more clarity I biked away.
So that I could find myself.
So that I am familiar amongst the faces of my friends.
So that my heart beats to a rhythm I can dance to.
So that my thoughts flow at a pace I can understand them.
And I’ll come back tonight. But, this time when I’m back it won’t just be my body.
We both ran hot and cold like seasons;
you said tongues are not used for speaking,
but there was so much that needed said.
I have died longer than you have lived.
Your fingers traced circles on your glass.
We looked out at a noise from the road,
pretending to be interested.
I told myself spring was eternal,
but you said
— a collaboration with Lucy Quin
"Feelings are just visitors. Let them come and go."
"But remember, there are two ways to dehumanize someone: by dismissing them, and by idolizing them."
If you have any doubt that the hashtag is a frighteningly powerful tool in our modern vocabulary, imagine a person you care about texting you that song’s title line out of the blue: “You’re beautiful.” Now think of the same person texting, “You’re #beautiful.” The second one is jokey, ironic, distant—and hey, maybe that’s what that person was going for. But it also hammers home that point that the internet too often asserts: You’re not as original as you once thought. “Beautiful” is analog, unquantifiable, one-in-a-million. #Beautiful, on the other hand, is crowded terrain. Ten more people have just tweeted about something or someone #beautiful since you started reading this sentence.
As more and more of our daily interactions become text-based — people preferring texting to phone calls, workplaces that rely heavily email and instant messaging—we’re developing ways to stretch our written language so it can communicate more nuance, so we can tell people what we mean without accidentally leading them on or pissing them off. Periods have become more forceful, commas less essential, and over the last few years, the hashtag has morphed into something resembling the fabled sarcasm font—the official keystroke of irony. Putting a hashtag in front of something you text, email, or IM to someone is a sly way of saying “I’m joking,” or maybe more accurately, “I mean this and I don’t at the same time.”"