You can learn a lot about someone by the music they listen to. So here is the game! Hit shuffle on your ipod or mp3 player and write down the first 25 songs. No cheating or skipping songs that are shameful. That is the fun!
“What was once before you - an exciting, mysterious future - is now behind you. Lived; understood; disappointing. You realize you are not special. You have struggled into existence, and are now slipping silently out of it. This is everyone’s experience. Every single one. The specifics hardly matter. Everyone’s everyone. So you are Adele, Hazel, Claire, Olive. You are Ellen. All her meager sadnesses are yours; all her loneliness; the gray, straw-like hair; her red raw hands. It’s yours. It is time for you to understand this.”— Synecdoche, New York (via unnerving) (via soft-skeletons)
“remember that time we did that weird awkward thing that was super fun and further perpetuates your idea of yourself as an indie hipster princess even though you’re kind of an Amazon and not ‘cute’ in the traditional meaning of the word at all.”
“…remember that time you continually hit on my boyfriend even though you knew he doesn’t like you?”
“…remember that time we used to be pretty good friends but then you decided to get all awkward because you were jealous of my relationship?”
“When I was a girl, my life was music that was always getting louder. Everything moved me. A dog following a stranger. That made me feel so much. A calender that showed the wrong month. I could have cried over it. I did. Where the smoke from the chimney ended. How an overturned bottle rested at the edge of a table. I spent my life learning to feel less. Every day I felt less. Is that growing old? Or is it something worse? You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”
— Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (via wolphcubz)
“We laughed and laughed, together and separately, out loud and silently, we were determined to ignore whatever needed to be ignored, to build a new world from nothing if nothing in our world could be salvaged, it was one of the best days of my life, a day during which I lived my life and didn’t think about my life at all.”—Jonathan Safran Foer (via annajoy) (via weareinfinite)