"The story of Cassandra, the woman who told the truth but was not believed, is not nearly as embedded in our culture as that of the Boy Who Cried Wolf—that is, the boy who was believed the first few times he told the same lie. Perhaps it should be."

— In her cover essay on silencing women in the October 2014 issue of Harper’s, Rebecca Solnit once again proves that she is one of our era’s greatest essayist – further evidence here and here. (via explore-blog)

Saoirse Ronan - Wonderland Magazine - September 2014Photographed by Stefan Khoo

Saoirse Ronan - Wonderland Magazine - September 2014
Photographed by Stefan Khoo

"I want to love, but my hair smells of war and running and running."

Warsan Shire  (via earnestly)

Your friend is quite a mercenary. I wonder if he really cares about anything…or anyone. 

Kaya Scodelario - The Guardian - September 2014Photographed by Jon Gorrigan

Kaya Scodelario - The Guardian - September 2014
Photographed by Jon Gorrigan

"It will always be this way.
I stand here scared
that you will disappear,
scared that you will stay."

Mark Strand, The Man in the Mirror

(via miaiphonos)

Fucking fulfillment. And closure. Whatever the fuck those two fucking empty jars are to hold this shitstorm in. Nothing is ever fulfilled until the very end.

We came into this world together, Uncle. He would not go without me… ”


C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces


C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces