" Leaving is not enough. You must stay gone. Train your heart like a dog. Change the locks even on the house he’s never visited. You lucky, lucky girl. You have an apartment just your size. A bathtub full of tea. A heart the size of Arizona, but not nearly so arid. Don’t wish away your cracked past, your crooked toes, your problems are papier mache puppets you made or bought because the vendor at the market was so compelling you just had to have them. You had to have him. And you did. And now you pull down the bridge between your houses, you make him call before he visits, you take a lover for granted, you take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic. Make the first bottle you consume in this place a relic. Place it on whatever altar you fashion with a knife and five cranberries. Don’t lose too much weight. Stupid girls are always trying to disappear as revenge. And you are not stupid. You loved a man with more hands than a parade of beggars, and here you stand. Heart like a four-poster bed. Heart like a canvas. Heart leaking something so strong they can smell it in the street. "
Frida Kahlo to Marty McConnell (via pukin)
" Love breaks my
bones and I
bones and I
Charles Bukowski (via m-i-l-a)
" A culture fixated on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, [it is] an obsession about female obedience. "
Lois Griffin (via fawun)
" I’m a witch woman; high on tobacco and holy water. I’m a woman delighted with her disasters. They give me something to do. A profession of sorts. I have the magic of words. "
Sandra Cisneros (via rabbitinthemoon)
" Like a ribbon of weed I am flung far every time the door opens. I am the foam that sweeps and fills the uttermost rims of the rocks with whiteness; I am also a girl, here in this room. "
Virginia Woolf, “The Waves” (via lifeinpoetry)
" We turn skeletons into goddesses and look to them as if they might teach us how not to need. "
Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia (via ameliacarina)