euphemisms mask fear

06C2C93F-6FA5-4DAD-8248-E2F2963D0BA7“And when the darkness comes for me
To take me where I’m meant to be –
To guide me out beyond the black,
Forever on,
and never back –
To lead me through the final door
Till all that is and was before
Is nothing more than dreams at night –

I will not fret.

I will not fight.”

by u/Poem_for_your_sprog

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the sweetness and the stalk

heliotropic“Taking the easy way out or telling the truth —  those are not merely two different choices. They are different pathways through life. They are utterly different ways of existing.” ~Jordan B. Peterson

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“Pain is temporary. It may last for a minute, or an hour, or a day, or even a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit however, it will last forever.”~Eric Thomas

“arigata-meiwaku”

IMG_8456.JPG“Her advice to me was simply ‘People take their cue from you.’ That’s it. If you act like you belong in the room, people will believe that you do. If you act like your opinion matters, others will too. Simple, true, empowering, and life-changing advice. It is applicable for all women in every endeavor we undertake.”

-Jennifer Palmieri, Dear Madam President

“Silence = Death”

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“‘We may take refuge in our stereotypes,’ she said, ‘but we cannot hide there long. Because HIV asks only one thing of those it attacks: Are you human? And this is the right question — are you human? People with HIV have not entered some alien state of being. They are human. They have not earned cruelty and do not deserve meanness. They don’t benefit from being isolated or treated as outcasts. Each of them is exactly what God made: a person, not evil, deserving of our judgment; not victims, longing for our pity.'” – Mary Fisher via David France in How to Survive a Plague.

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” -Mark Twain

“brain on fire”

“The existence of forgetting has never been proved: we only know that some things do not come to our mind when we want them to.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

and so here now

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“Joe’s got a cough, sounds kinda rough,
Yeah, and the codeine to fix it.
Doctor prescribes, drug store supplies,
Who’s gonna help him to kick it.”-Keith Richards/ Mick Jagger, Torn And Frayed

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