Living with[out] nametags

That’s who you really like. The people you can think out loud in front of.

—John Green

(Source: naniithran, via nutworth)

Being tender and open is beautiful. I feel continually shhh’ed. Too sensitive. Too mushy. Too wishy washy. Don’t let someone steal your tenderness. Don’t allow the coldness and fear of others to tarnish your perfectly vulnerable beating heart. Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to truly be affected by things. Whether it’s a song, a stranger, a mountain, a rain drop, a tea kettle, an article, a sentence, a footstep…feel it all – look around you. All of this is for you. Take it and have gratitude. Give it and feel love.

—ZD

(via quibang)

I’m in a perpetual state of sadness, that I can’t seem to get out of.