I want to think of all the reasons why. Why do I do the things I do? Do I really love you? Or am I just lusting after what everyone tells me I need? That I need you to be happy. I don’t think I need you, but, I definitely, with all my soul, with all my being …want you. I want to watch you. I want…
Photograph by Tim Walker; styled by Jacob K; W magazine June 2011.
Summer Skin // Death Cab for Cutie
“Then Labor Day came and went
And we shed what was left
Of our summer skin.”
“I think the most amazing fact I learned was that they have a part of the brain that we don’t have—a part that we can’t even identify. This suggests that they sense, understand, and even feel more than we do. It still blows me away to think about it.”—Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Director of Blackfish
Hugh Laurie (via larmoyante)
I read this in his Dr. House voice.(via yen-sama)
do you remember the first time you were called annoying?
how your breath stopped short in your chest
the way the light drained from your eyes, though you knew your cheeks were ablaze
the way your throat tightened as you tried to form an argument that got lost on your tongue.
your eyes never left the floor that day.
you were 13.
you’re 20 now, and i still see the light fade from your eyes when you talk about your interests for “too long,”
apologies littering every other sentence,
words trailing off a cliff you haven’t jumped from in 7 years.
i could listen to you forever, though i know speaking for more than 3 uninterrupted minutes makes you anxious.
all i want you to know is that you deserve to be heard
for 3 minutes
for 10 minutes
for 2 hours
there will be people who cannot handle your grace, your beauty, your wisdom, your heart;
mostly because they can’t handle their own.
but you will never be
and have never been