“I loved you from our first date at the batting cages
when I missed 23 balls in a row
and you looked at me
like I was a home run in the ninth inning of the world series”—Maybe I Need You, Andrea Gibson (via hello-ampersand-goodbye)
It’s never quite right, the way people look,
the way the music sounds, the way the words are
It’s never quite right, all the things we are
taught, all the loves we chase, all the deaths we
die, all the lives we live,
they are never quite right,
they are hardly close to right
these lives we live
one after the other,
piled there as history,
the waste of the species,
the crushing of the light and the way,
You actually don’t even have to introduce yourself if you don’t want to, i don’t need an a/s/l, we don’t have to do the “hey whats up” “not much you?” thing, you can just say “so at school yesterday this idiot said…” in my ask box and I will gladly converse with you. Like seriously I will just talk to you like we’re best friends.
“This is for the no becoming yes
For scars becoming breath
For fear becoming trust
For saying i love you to people who will never say it to us
For scraping away the rust and remembering how to shine
For the dime you gave away when you didn’t have a penny
For the many beautiful things we do
For every song we’ve ever sung”—Say Yes // Andrea Gibson (via guesseveryoneloses)
“Life doesn’t rhyme.
Life is poetry, not math.
All the world’s a stage
but the stage is a meditation mat.
You tilt your head back.
When your heart is broken you plant seeds in the cracks
and you pray for rain.
And you teach your sons and daughters
there are sharks in the water
but the only way to survive
is to breathe deep
and dive.”—Andrea Gibson, from Dive (via allthereisiswhatyousee)
“My mother says some people have heartbeats that are knocking on doors that will never ever open and I know my heart is a broken freezer chest, that’s why I can’t keep anything frozen, so no. I am not “always crying.” I am just thawing outside of the lines and even if I am always crying it is a fact that salt is the only reason everything floats so good in the Dead Sea.”—Andrea Gibson, “Letter to the Playground Bully” (via thetimemakesyoubolder)
“No matter how good things are, there will always be solitary nights you spend in your bedroom, in a car, or in a party full of your closest friends when it feels like the walls are caving in.”—Dan Campbell (via t0xicfairies)
“Remember when you first told me you wanted to work in the medical field? Remember what I asked you? If you were sure that this is what you want to do for the rest of your lives? If you were ready to fight the one fight you would never win?
You know what it entails.
You will watch people die, people that you will have befriended, people you’ll have come to know.
You will watch them suffer, and you will suffer with them.
You will be helpless. Everything can and will ultimately be out of your hands.
We are not magicians, we are not witches. We do not have the power to wish a patient back to life.
Do not ever, I implore you, tell yourself that you did not do your best. Do not blame yourself for their deaths.”—Probably the best pep talk I’ve ever been given. (via lafrenche)