Clementine von Radics, “The Story Behind Lobsters” (via larmoyante)
The story behind lobsters
is that they weren’t thought of as cuisine
until the 19th century. Before that
they were considered peasant food,
and most often served in prisons.
The story behind diamonds
is that they were just rocks until 1938
when there was a marketing campaign
that forever linked them with love.
The story about you is that you thought
I was so much more than I was.
The story behind art
is that it’s never a masterpiece
until it’s already been sold.
Once it already belongs to someone else.
The story behind us
is that once you finally had me, you had
no idea what I was worth.
Just a few of the things I bought from Europe which don’t make sense: heavy magazines, eyelash curlers (I now have four), a piece of plastic from Sephora to protect my eyelids from mascara and a skirt with so much glitter on it I have to contain it in a plastic bag #holiday #shopping #toomuchshopping #someonestopthis #vogue #shuuemura #sephora
Collapsing, Samantha Neugebauer (via cassidony)
If you ever feel embarrassed, remember:
You are smaller than a supernova,
Quieter than a black hole,
And less radiant than a flicker in a white dwarf’s eye.
That is why it is okay to say to someone
I love you, do you love me too?
Because a million things already do not love you,
And none of that matters.
So, if the answer is no,
Instead of collapsing in pain,
Pile it on the heap of things that you love
That do not love you back:
Every beautiful landscape you have ever seen,
All your material possessions,
Including the phone beside you
Your favorite book, movie, and actor,
The food you are digesting.
If the answer is yes,
Tell this person now.
Do not hesitate and think we can save this for later,
After the smoke from the volcano leaves,
After you are old enough to know better,
After you lose twenty pounds.
You will forget why you didn’t,
And the collapse will be unavoidable,
It will feel as big as the sky.