"In the end there doesn’t have to be anyone who understands you. There just has to be someone who wants to."-Robert Brault (via mariamvii)
Fill your heart with secrets but the only way to read them is if you break your heart.
i will forever reblog this
i need me one of these.
OMG I WANT ONE
i think every couple should get one and fill it with the little things they love about each other. and then if they’re fighting throw it at a wall and read all the little things that come out and hopefully that will remind them to love again.
asdfghjkl reblogging for that ^
"I can’t exactly describe how I feel but it’s not quite right. And it leaves me cold."-F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Love of the Last Tycoon (via 33113)
Treat Chicago gangs as terrorists
Last month, city officials announced the closure of 54 “under-resourced” schools, which will force some kids to walk across warring gang territory to get to school. For example, in the seven blocks between George Manierre Elementary and Jenner Elementary there are three gangs fighting over territory: Black P Stones, Conservative Vice Lords and Gangster Disciples.
If it all sounds scary, it’s only because it is.
And if the name attached to all of this violence were al-Qaeda instead of Gangster Disciples; or if instead of “gang violence” the bloodshed were called “terrorism;” or if instead of calling the people spreading fear and mayhem gangs we were to call them what they really are — terrorists — the nation would demand more be done.
After all, if children are afraid to walk to school because they might get killed or if residents are afraid to identify perpetrators for fear of retaliation, I think it’s safe to say they are being terrorized.
What seems like a linguistic shell game is really an exercise in empathy. The thought of elementary school kids walking across areas of a city controlled by three terrorist groups becomes unacceptable to everyone, not just their parents. Hearing that 25 Chicagoans were shot in one weekend becomes a threat to national security, and not just the mayor’s problem.
You want us to start labeling Black folks living in the hood as terrorists.
Instead of addressing the problems in the hood, addressing the issues that make these Black kids feel the need to resort to gang life, you simply want to write the gangs off as “terrorist organizations” and label the members “terrorists.”
Do you know what America does to terrorists? Especially ones of the Black and Brown variety? Do you know how many innocent people America has killed in pursuit of terrorists? Have you looked up an article or two on drone strikes?
This is not a good idea. It’s not a good idea at all. I can’t get behind this. I don’t know if I can trust anyone who can.
"When you ask me to describe fear I say my mother
-Superheroes, Clementine von Radics (via clementinevonradics)
smelling vodka on my breath at seventeen. I say loss
is trauma stealing an entire month from my memories.
Superheroes always have broken hearts and tragic
back stories so maybe I’m doing OK. In my dreams we
are brave enough to leap tall buildings in a single
bound and see through walls and also never lie to
Promise me this: when you finally leave me, you’ll
get creative. Tell me I was more disappointing than
your childhood. Send me your bloody ear with a letter
saying “I’ve got to Gogh. You’re making me crazy.”
I am hard to love but know this much: you are the
only thing I like doing more than writing poems."
Or at 6am when we have real talks💕