People want closure for everything. When they are done with unwanted segments of their lives they want it shut off, boarded up and locked away like a spare room in a big old house but like this our hearts grow smaller and smaller with every memory forgotten and eventually, we are unable to feel much of anything at all. No. It’s important to let love air out, even linger, once lost. To allow yourself to feel, however badly it hurts, what you have loved until at last it stops or a new love comes along and makes its home in your heart.

1 day ago // 665 notes
True strength
is neither
letting go
or holding on.
it is knowing
which of the two
is the correct course
of action.

1 day ago // 231 notes
I think for sure the worst of all feelings of nostalgia is the sense that a person or place has the scent of somewhere or someone you’ve loved and missed. because it feels like you’re there. you just can’t see it.

1 day ago // 490 notes
Do not feel sorry for me.
I mean, who really got the raw
end of the deal here?
I only lost you: a lying, frightened,
using and abusive poor
excuse for a human being.
And you lost me. Beau Taplin || The raw end of the deal. (via afadthatlastsforever)

1 day ago // 721 notes
I am not cold and heartless.
I have a love that roars.
It’s just it all belongs
to a person who will not
allow its return.

1 day ago // 240 notes
I saw my earlier selves as different people, acquaintances I had outgrown. I wondered how I could ever have been some of them.

(Source: wordsnquotes)

2 days ago // 3,982 notes
they called her witch because she knew how to heal herself.

(Source: tevsmith)

2 days ago // 34,384 notes
The important people in our lives leave imprints. They may stay or go in the physical realm, but they are always there in your heart, because they helped form your heart. There’s no getting over that David Leviathan (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

2 days ago // 6,600 notes
Learn to say ‘no’ without explaining yourself.

(Source: j-term)

3 days ago // 589,169 notes
every time you
tell your daughter
you yell at her
out of love
you teach her to confuse
anger with kindness
which seems like a good idea
till she grows up to
trust men who hurt her
cause they look so much
like you.

(Source: rupikaur)

3 days ago // 251,427 notes
There are no better times, right places or
more suitable occasions when it comes
to the words ‘I love you.’
there’s only now… and much too late. Beau Taplin || "It wasn’t the right time or place." (via afadthatlastsforever)

4 weeks ago // 443 notes
You taught me it
is not required
that a person be dead
first to haunt you. Beau Taplin, "Boo." (via afadthatlastsforever)

1 month ago // 520 notes

Don’t tell me this
sucks for you too.

a killer cannot sue
for the bruises
on his knuckles

or the blood
on his shoes.

Beau Taplin, "Counterclaim." (via afadthatlastsforever)

1 month ago // 2,487 notes
You might not be the first
to crawl into my heart.
kiss me apart.
or share my skin
in the dark.
but you could be
the first one that matters.
you could be the first
one that lasts. Beau Taplin, "The others didn’t count." (via afadthatlastsforever)

1 month ago // 3,276 notes
I don’t want the simple life.
I want a life that kicks
screams and conspires.
I want the stars themselves
to feel cool in
the presence of its fire.
I want a life with
plot twists and
long maddening nights.
I want you.
die. Beau Taplin, "The simple life." (via afadthatlastsforever)

1 month ago // 334 notes