"And it has been
one hell
of a year.
I have worn
the seasons
under my sleeves,
on my thighs,
running down my cheeks.
This is what
surviving
looks like, my dear."

— Michelle K., It Has Been One Hell of a Year (via natashakills)

allieinarden:

virtuouspagans:

whenever I feel bad about having a weird name I remind myself that C.S. Lewis’ middle name was Staples 

When I was a kid, one of my family members quoted the first line of Dawn Treader—"There was a boy named Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it"—and I said, "Brave words from a man whose name was Clive Staples Lewis," and my mom lost it. 

"It occurs to me that all the contorted theories about Jesus that have been spontaneously generating since the day of his death merely confirm the awesome risk God took when he stretched himself out on the dissection table - a risk he seemed to welcome. Examine me. Test me. You decide."

— Philip Yancey, The Jesus I Never Knew (via reinventing-your-exit)

5000letters:

I find it really strange that when you’re in a long distance friendship or relationship all you want to do is see that person and being around them is the biggest most wonderful deal but there are people who interact with them
all the time, on the street and in the classroom and in the shops and it always makes me jealous because you want to be with this person so much and for everyone else they’re nothing special but for you they’re everything special

  • Everyone: Cara is an awful casting choice for Margo.
  • Me: but
  • Everyone: She doesn't even look like what John described in the novel.
  • Me: Lemme just say
  • Everyone: She's too pretty! She's not curvy enough! Blonde hair!?
  • Me: SHUT THE FRICK FRACK UP. DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND THE WHOLE MESSAGE BEHIND THIS STORY IS TO WARN PEOPLE NOT TO JUDGE OTHERs BASED ON THE PRECONCEIVED IDEA WE HAVE OF THEM?? IT IS A CAUTIONARY TALE AGAINST MIS IMAGINATION. YOU ARE THE REASON JOHN WROTE THIS NOVEL!!!!!
  • Everyone: But
  • Me: NO STOP CARA IS MARGO AND THERE IS NOTHING YOUR WHINEY BUTT CAN DO ABOUT IT!!¡