"'And you’ll always love me won’t you?'
‘And the rain won’t make any difference?’
"That’s what fiction is for. It’s for getting at the truth when the truth isn’t sufficient for the truth."
Tim O’Brien (The Things They Carried)
Traveling on only $500 each allowed us experiences that we would have missed if we had waited for “ideal” circumstances. We slept under the stars in New Mexico and stayed at the houses of total strangers in Denver. Strangers in Flagstaff let us eat at their graduation party and park rangers in Utah told us where to find free camping. New friends from the Internet bought us doughnuts in Chicago and old friends from the Internet insisted on paying for every expense in Detroit. We viewed incredible sights, met the kindest people, and made lifelong memories.
Sacrifice for your dreams; it’s worth it.
"But the thing about remembering is that you don’t forget."
♫ 25. AN ACOUSTIC SONG: HEARTS ON FIRE - PASSENGER FEAT. ED SHEERAN
Oh darling, my heart’s on fire
"Nobody has the right to turn out and tell me that I can’t wear a certain outfit, that I can’t go out to a certain place because I would be safer, or because a man looks at me…"
"what was she wearing?"
"was she drunk?"
"did she sleep around?"
here’s the thing: rape happens regardless of these factors. that’s why it’s happened for centuries and that’s why it also happens to men, children, and people of all ages. rape is not about sex. it’s about exerting power over someone. stop protecting rapists.
(Source: rumaani, via wherestommo)
The Tartar Tent, the Gothic Church, Temple to the God Pan, the Ruined column and the Pyramid all reside in the abandoned French garden ‘Desert de Retz’. Source.
stop romanticizing the idea of becoming so dependent on another human being that you cannot function adequately without their presence goodbye