"No matter how far a person can go, the horizon is still way beyond you."
-Zora Neale Hurston
I refuse to settle for anything less than a rigorous pursuit of the possible in myself.
Are you a ghost
Or the symbols of light
Or a fantasy host?
In your breast
I carry the form
The heart of the Earth
And the weapons of warmth.
-"Vesuvius" by Sufjan Stevens
“Blood is a siren. When we see it we think it is alerting us to a wound, a malady… something is wrong if we see blood. But menses is a part of the machinery of my body."
"Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.”
-Henry David Thoreau
"In heaven, all the interesting people are missing."
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