thoughts: abridged

Talk nonsense, but talk your own nonsense, and I’ll kiss you for it.

—Fyodor Dostoevsky (via aurorefleurs)

(via rusticpines)

Every introvert alive knows the exquisite pleasure of stepping from the clamor of a party into the bathroom and closing the door.

—Sophia Dembling - The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World  (via dianekrugers)

(Source: cumbered-cat, via therebel-lion)

Even in the everyday world of the present, an anxiety to survive manifests itself in cars and clothes for far more rugged occasions than those at hand, as though to express some sense of toughness of things and readiness to face them. But the real difficulties, the real art of survival seems to lie in more subtle realms of the resilience of psyche: a readiness to deal with what comes next and the ability to weather transitions where you cease to be who you were.

—Rebecca Solnit nails it.  (via socialsurvival)