I failed miserably. Reblogging things I will never see otherwise is just too fun.
And RIP to all the poetry I’ve tried to post on here. Seemed like a buzzkill, even for me, and I’m the one who wrote it.
For more buzzkills, here is the real deal: www.larissagamalinda.com
Someone once told me that human beings have three dimensions: how you see yourself, how others see you, and how you want others to see you. The closer the distance between the three dimensions, the more at peace you are and the more stable you become.
—Marwa Rakha (The Poison Tree)
In Urdu, we have a saying: Aik lari main pro kay rakhna. Literally translated, it means the string that holds the pearls together. That is what my mother was. She was the string that held our family together. Since her death [by a U.S. drone strike], the string has been broken and life has not been the same. We feel alone and we feel lost.
Pain is the feeling. Suffering is the effect the pain inflicts. If one can endure pain, one can live without suffering. If one can withstand pain, one can withstand anything. If one can learn to control pain, one can learn to control oneself.
—James Frey- My Friend Leonard (via alexandraisonfire)