"One narcissus among the ordinary beautiful
flowers, one unlike all the others! She pulled,
stooped to pull harder—
when, sprung out of the earth
on his glittering terrible
carriage, he claimed his due.
It is finished. No one heard her.
No one! She had strayed from the herd.
(Remember: go straight to school.
This is important, stop fooling around!
Don’t answer to strangers. Stick
with your playmates. Keep your eyes down.)
This is how easily the pit
opens. This is how one foot sinks into the ground."
— Persephone Falling, Rita Dove (via kingsofinfinitespace)
"The thing I wish I’d probably known when I was 16 is you don’t have to do what people want you to do. You have to do the thing that feels right and makes you happy. Very often, those are the things that lead you in the right direction."
— Laura Marling (via princess-gracee)
"‘Cause a disaster’s a disaster / No matter what Christian language you drag it through."
— Wolves at Night, Manchester Orchestra
Life has been crazy busy and my heart is crazy full. I’ve spent one night in my own bed since the 8th of May, and I won’t again until the 20th or 21st. House-sitting on Capitol Hill; One night spent all the way out in Crofton with my coworker and her kids; Stolen evenings with Matt; Camping in PA all this weekend.
It’s going to be a great summer, y’all.