"For me, one of the biggest draws of the Internet has always been how I can be alone and yet find connection with other people. I am an introvert. I can fake extroversion, but it is exhausting. I prefer quiet, even when I am happily around other people. I spend an inordinate amount of time in my head. Online, I can be in my head and with interesting people. I can be alone but feel less lonely."

— Roxane Gay, "The Danger of Disclosure" (via creatingaquietmind)

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A monarch butterfly (Wonders of Life - BBC)


A monarch butterfly (Wonders of Life - BBC)

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"Comparing yourself to others is an act of violence against your authentic self."

— Iyanla Vanzant  (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: wordsthat-speak, via thatkindofwoman)

"The red leaves take the green leaves’ place, and the landscape yields. We go to sleep with the peach in our hands and wake with the stone, but the stone is the pledge of summers to come."

— Emily Dickinson, The Letters of Emily Dickinson (via litverve)

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"You’re not a mess, you’re brave for trying."

— Georgia Whots to Rakishi, “On Grey Seas” cir. 1947   (via k8ebaumann)

(Source: 1924.us, via k8ebaumann)

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