“Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.”—MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., April 18, 1959. (via inothernews)
homecooked food. sleeping in a bed of my own. sleeping in general, and not being woken up by inconsiderate people. not living with another person. writing. my siblings. old friends. mostly, i guess i miss knowing who i am and being sure of myself.
i’ve always had a problem with pushing people away and shutting up inside myself. i have a really hard time trusting people, and i’ve found that most of the people i’ve known have let me down. so i keep everything inside and try to deal with it on my own. it doesn’t work, but i don’t know how else to be.
“Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn’t fit in with the core belief”—Frantz Fanon (via mohandasgandhi)
Day 22-how have you changed in the past two years?
two years ago i was…finishing up first semester of junior year? wow. i would say the past two years have been a series of extreme ups and downs. i think ive changed for the better in the sense that im not so introverted anymore. college especially has made me way more outgoing, but i still have my moments of uncertainty. some days i feel like i more together than ever, some days i feel like im back to square one and i am still a mess. how have i changed? i don’t think words can express it.
the fireflies buzzed along at sunset, filling the air with moon dust while the children ran across dewy grass. feeling the magic of summer. but they sit alone together, her sweetly, softly singing, her lullaby. her notes give the warmth the sun had stolen away avec se couche du soliel. her lips tremble as she draws the bundle closer to her heart. whispering promises, strong words. i will protect you always. the only thing she has left to give, when all else went away with the sunset.