belles-lettres

to one who survived,
to another who didn't

Sensations by Sweetback

Sweetback 
15 Oct 1996
 

likeafieldmouse:

Jennis Li Cheng Tien

“The calm,
Cool face of the river
Asked me for a kiss.”

—   Suicide’s Note, Langston Hughes (via onewritersheart)

(Source: soleysolivagant)

Four nights before Tyler Clementi jumped from the George Washington Bridge I was sitting in a hotel room in my own town calculating exactly what I had to swallow to keep a bottle of sleeping pills down.

What I know about living is that the pain just isn’t ours. Every time I hurt, I know that wound is an echo, so I keep listening for that moment when the grief becomes a window where I can see what I couldn’t see before.

—   (via onewritersheart)

(Source: soleysolivagant)

Glass Animals - Cocoa Hooves 

Nmls - Rainlude from Chopin Rearranged 

(Source: tealpaintcan)

loveyourchaos:

This is the feeling of fear seeping back into who I am.

There is no light at the end of the tunnel,
only a pack of matches handed down
from one generation to the next.


Humanity does not have a long fuse
and this generation holds the last match

—   

JonArno Lawson, Bad News, in The Noon Whistle, 1996 

Pilgrim, Timothy Findley 

(Source: laviejajuliada, via )

“This place is a dream. Only a sleeper considers it real. Then death comes like dawn, and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief”

—   Rumi (via lucifelle)

(via atemporal-emptiness)

re-sil-ience    [ri-zil-yuhns, -zil-ee-uhns] 

noun

1.    the power or ability to return to the original form, 
position, etc., after being bent, compressed, 
or stretched; elasticity.

2.     ability to recover readily from illness, 
depression, adversity, or the like; buoyancy.

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“I demand unconditional love and complete freedom. That is why I am terrible”

—   Tomaz Salamun (via so-treu)

(via loveyourchaos)

Blonde Redhead Melody of a Certain Damaged Lemons 20 Jan 2004  

Blonde Redhead
Melody of a Certain Damaged Lemons 
20 Jan 2004