“Science can teach us, and I think our own hearts can teach us, no longer to look around for imaginary supports, no longer to invent allies in the sky, but rather to look to our own efforts to make this world a fit place to live in.”—Bertrand Russell (via whats-out-there)
“Of course I’m fine.
My insides are not made of kindling,
keep striking matches beside me,
I’m not scared.
I don’t fall asleep practicing apologies.
No, I’m not wilting.
I haven’t been to class
because I keep forgetting to set my alarm.
I’ve been eating my meals in my room
because I have a lot of work these days.
No, that wasn’t sobbing you heard.
No, that wasn’t me by the toilet last night.
That’s not a collection,
I buy the bottles because I like how flowers look in them,
I don’t even drink the alcohol.
Yes, it feels good,
I’m only wincing because of the moonlight.
No, I don’t think about him anymore.”—Lies I Told After We Broke Up | Lora Mathis (via lora-mathis)