my favorite part of concerts is when the band plays a song everyone knows so everyone’s singing along all out of tune but then the singer stops singing and they point the mic at the crowd and u just hear everyone in the crowd singing the words to the music and u see the smiles on the band members’ faces bc they know people care about their music and everyone’s just so happy who cares about anything else
I think we could all use a tiny kitten on our screens from time to time.
Brad Barkley & Heather Hepler, Jars of Glass
"I’ve spent my entire life trying to define this little thing called ‘normal’. Excuse my language, but what the hell is it? I’ll tell you what it’s not.
1. It’s not smiling when you don’t mean it.
Naomi wore that mask all the time, hoping someone would take it off and see how unhappy she really was. She didn’t know how to be honest with the world. A lot of people don’t. Not even me. I just thought I did because I didn’t buy into the whole fake and plastic thing. I convinced myself that being lonely was better than reaching out to people. Because they’d end up hurting me. So, I told them to go away. But what I really wanted was a friend. Someone to take me as I am and love me anyway. I only smile when I want to now. If people don’t like it, that’s tough. It’s who I am. Love me or leave me. Sure, I’ll say please and thank you. When I mean it. If the world calls this a disorder, let them. I call it me.
2. It’s not little white lies. A lie is still just that. A lie.
A lot of people think it’s acceptable or even right to tell someone they look nice when they don’t. To say you got stuck in traffic when you overslept. To pretend to like someone, even if you can’t stand the sight of them. But most people don’t think it’s okay to lie about the BIG things, which are subjective anyway. Well, I think that’s a really confusing way to live. If you like someone, you tell the truth, because that, to me, is respect. If you hate someone, you tell the truth because what do you have to lose?
3. It’s not small talk.
If you don’t care, don’t ask me how I am. Chances are, I don’t care how you are either. And it’s not because I don’t respect you or I think you’re a loser. I just don’t know you well enough to care yet. So let’s pass each other in silence and go on with our lives.
And there you have it. Three socially acceptable things I have decided not to accept.”"
Tara Kelly, Harmonic Feedback
I dug this quote out from some of my old notebooks that I never used till the very last page. Read this book many years ago but somehow this passage speaks to me as clearly as it did then.(via summeriptides)
Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings
"Never beg someone to stay"
my five word story (via asdfghjkllove)