blank cheque

I used to think that loving somebody meant sacrificing anything for them. I thought it meant writing them a blank cheque. I thought it meant that you would die without each other. But it turns out that death and a broken heart are not he same.

These days, I think that love is not so dramatic as all that. Maybe loving somebody means simply they bring out the best in you, and you bring out the best in them - so that together, you are always the best possible versions of yourselves.

—  Leila Sales, Tonight the Streets Are Ours

Demonstrators, one dressed in a Theresa May puppet head pose near parliament in London, Monday, March 13, 2017. The action represented their concern that the Prime Minister is whipping MPs to endorse a ‘blank cheque Brexit’, as MPs vote on the Lords amendment of Article 50.

(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

I used to think that loving somebody meant sacrificing anything for them. I thought it meant writing them a blank cheque. I thought it meant that you would die without each other. But it turns out that death and a broken heart are not he same.

These days, I think that love is not so dramatic as all that. Maybe loving somebody means simply they bring out the best in you, and you bring out the best in them - so that together, you are always the best possible versions of yourselves.

—  Leila Sales, Tonight the Streets Are Ours

ask-hopemercury  asked:

H O N E Y. I've seen worse ;)

Then you are far too intense for the CATS fan base. You have to leave.

Are you still there? Ha! Because that was your FIRST TEST! Now take out your pen and paper and let’s begin with our first lesson:

Everyone’s gay. 

And even when they’re not they’re friends with the gay so there’s some proximity rub-off. Like radiation. Gay-diation. Love it.

Now for the practicum I’m going to need your leotard size, some crazy glue, and a signed blank cheque made out to Cash. That’s my nickname.

I SHIT Y'ALL NOT THIS DUDE IN FRONT OF ME JUST SIGNED AND HANDED OVER LIKE 12 BLANK CHEQUES TO THIS CHICK NEXT TO HIM LIKE WHAT THE FUCK I GOTTA DO TO RAKE IN THAT KIND OF CASH BECAUSE CLEARLY I’M LIVING LIFE WRONG

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August 2nd 1964: Gulf of Tonkin incident

On this day in 1964, North Vietnamese gunboats allegedly fired on American destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin. The incident was used by the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson to demonstrate the aggression of the North Vietnamese communists, and to justify an escalated US military presence in the country. In the wake of the incident, Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Joint Resolution which authorised the President to intervene in Vietnam to counter “communist aggression”. Thus, Johnson was authorised - in what was essentially a blank cheque from Congress - to send troops into Vietnam to fight the communist North and aid the South; there was no formal declaration of war by Congress. It was later confirmed that the USS Maddox in fact fired first on the North Vietnamese, and that the incident was twisted for the purposes of the Johnson administration.

I used to think that loving somebody meant sacrificing anything for them. I thought it meant writing them a blank cheque. I thought it meant that you would die without each other. But it turns out that death and a broken heart are not he same.

These days, I think that love is not so dramatic as all that. Maybe loving somebody means simply they bring out the best in you, and you bring out the best in them - so that together, you are always the best possible versions of yourselves.