"It’s easy to suggest a quick solution, when you don’t know much about the problem or you don’t understand the underlying cause or just how deep the wound is. The first step toward a real cure is to know exactly what the disease is to begin with. But that’s not what people want to hear. We’re supposed to forget the past that led us here, ignore the future complications that might arise and go for the quick fix."
Grey’s Anatomy (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
I Am Terrified
That one day I will have a child
And they will inherit my eczema
And I will have to watch them suffer like I did
And not be able to help them stop hurting.
If I have a child with eczema
I will be destroyed
Because I won’t be able to stop their pain.
I can handle my own discomfort
But I don’t think I would be able to watch
"I have noticed that when all the lights are on, people tend to talk about what they are doing – their outer lives. Sitting round in candlelight or firelight, people start to talk about how they are feeling – their inner lives. They speak subjectively, they argue less, there are longer pauses. To sit alone without any electric light is curiously creative. I have my best ideas at dawn or at nightfall, but not if I switch on the lights – then I start thinking about projects, deadlines, demands, and the shadows and shapes of the house become objects, not suggestions, things that need to done, not a background to thought."
Jeanette Winterson (via larmoyante)
"Its ironic how the most damaged people have the ability to make someone feel better."
"Just because one person’s problem is less traumatic than another’s doesn’t mean they’re required to hurt less."
J.A. Redmerski, The Edge of Never (via larmoyante)
"It’s important to keep your feelings and your self worth in different places, because when feelings get hurt it shouldn’t change how you view yourself."
Kaci Diane (via femputations)
"It’s an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That’s always been a tug of war for me."
Jodie Foster (via oy-vey-iz-mir)
"I’m not sure if I’m depressed. I mean, I’m not exactly sad. But I’m not exactly happy either. I can laugh and joke and smile during the day, But sometimes when I’m alone at night I forget how to feel."
John Green (via petrichour)
"I feel alone. I don’t mean I feel lonely; I mean I feel alone, the same way I feel the blanket resting on my body, or the feathers of my pillow under my head, or the tight string of my sleep pants twisted up around my waist. I feel alone as if it were an actual thing, seeping throughout this whole level like mist blanketing a field, reaching into all the hidden corners of my room and finding nothing living but me. It’s a cold sort of feeling, this."
Beth Revis, A Million Suns