Like a moth to a flame burned by the fire. My love is blind, can’t you see my desire?

(via ethiopienne)

“Black women have not focused sufficiently on our need for contemplative spaces. We are often “too busy” to find time for solitude. And yet it is in the stillness that we also learn how to be with ourselves in a spirit of acceptance and peace. Then when we re-enter community, we are able to extend this acceptance to others. Without knowing how to be alone, we cannot know how to be with others and sustain the necessary autonomy. Yet, many of us live in fear of being alone. To meditate, to go into solitude and silence, we find a way to be empowered by aloneness.”
— bell hooks in Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery (144)

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i’m off

“Honesty is profoundly important. Honesty, at the most simple level, is telling the truth, not lying. It’s incredibly important to be honest, and it’s hurtful when you’re not, but… openness is just as important as honesty. Openness is more complicated than honesty. Openness involves being honest, while painting an accurate picture, shooting straight, not misleading other people, and being real. Openness is far more subjective, and you have to be honest with yourself before you can be open with others. This doesn’t mean that you must put your entire life on display. Some things are private, and that’s OK too.”
— Joshua Fields Millburn (via evolvingessence)

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Gratitude | 9.18.14
- shelter and warmth
- motivation to get up everyday
- music

#overalls #drawing

pomadedruzy replied to your post: School photo. Not too shabby

OMGGGG, i can’t take it!!!!! This is so pretty!

Back pockets of the overalls almost done.
#drawing

School photo. Not too shabby