you turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. LORD my god, I will praise you forever. {psalm 30}

this is my fragrant offering.

 

Good manners can be acquired by practice: by feigning or assuming the actions issuing from those manners at first until they eventually become part of one’s nature. This is one of the wonders of the relation between the heart and the organs-I mean the soul and the body. Every quality that appears in the heart will have its influence flowing to the organs so they act only in accordance with that quality. Similarly, the effect of every action that issues from the organs may reach the heart. And this continues in a circular system

Al-Ghazali

(via lespritmodestee)

Do you remember the way the girls
would call out “love you!”
conveniently leaving out the “I”
as if they didn’t want to commit
to their own declarations.

And I agree that the “I” is a pretty heavy concept

David Berman, “Self Portrait at 28”   (via thatkindofwoman)

Haha

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I’m never gonna wait that extra twenty minutes to text you back, and I’m never gonna play hard to get when I know your life has been hard enough already. When we all know everyone’s life has been hard enough already, it’s hard to watch the game we make of love, like everyone’s playing checkers with their scars, saying checkmate whenever they get out without a broken heart.

Andrea Gibson  (via thatkindofwoman)
Yes, all day long, to this. (via underthecarolinamoon)

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