Lifehack: don’t think pain is beautiful. Don’t fall in love with it, don’t look at it like it’s something to be coveted. Don’t share your bed with it. Don’t smoke cigarettes with it at 3 in the morning, don’t make toasts to it with whiskey or vodka. Don’t fall in love with it. Don’t think pain is beautiful.
Lifehack: think writing is beautiful. Think words are beautiful. Kiss dictionaries. Yes, I mean kiss them. Sleep next to Vonnegut and Bradbury and Updike and Zusak. Smoke cigarettes with Shakespeare and Poe and Emerson. Make toasts to Dickinson and King and Solzhenitsyn. Fall in love with writing. Think writing is beautiful.
— Lifehack: Know the Difference Between Pain and Beauty | d.a.s (via backshelfpoet)
Sad people have the gift of time, while the world dizzies everyone else; they remain stagnant, their bodies refusing to follow pace with the universe. With these kind of people everything aches for too long, everything moves without rush, wounds are always wet."
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