quotes dont judge me

People will judge you regardless of what you do. Don’t look to them for validation, simply accept all that you are.

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peyton sawyer meme (2/3) items: the comet

It was a comet. The boy saw the comet and he felt as though his life had meaning. And when it went away, he waited his entire life for it to come back to him. […] What was the first day you ever talked to Peyton? Her car broke down. […] It was more than just a comet because of what it brought to his life: direction, beauty, meaning. There are many who couldn’t understand, and sometimes he walked among them. But even in his darkest hours, he knew in his heart that someday it would return to him, and his world would be whole again… And his belief in God and love and art would be re-awakened in his heart. The boy saw the comet and suddenly his life had meaning.”

Texting
  • Jungkook: Hey babe, you ready for tonight?
  • Jinyoung: Hey Jungkook, this is Yugyeom's mother. Do you love my son?
  • Jungkook: Yes, of course.
  • Jinyoung: Would you take a bullet for him?
  • Jungkook: Yes...
  • Jinyoung: Lovely, meet me at our house in the backyard in 10 minutes.

After the fight,
our mothers look at us through 
mascara’d eyes and pursed lips
she says it like she’s reminiscing something sweet 
“You act just like your father sometimes.”

The 7 year old takes it with pride because
daddy is strong, daddy never falters
but as you get older, wiser
you realize your father is the last thing you want to be 

Because fathers are supposed to be kind 
because fathers are supposed to be there for your recitals 
because fathers should not let their daughters be afraid to speak their mind 
Why isn’t your father like everyone else’s? 

Our mothers start to cry now
black lines leaking down her face, 
and you do something your father
has never thought to do:
we apologize 
we help her pick up the pieces 
we say we love her, kiss her cheek
and she smiles with relief because 
there is a little bit of our mom in us after all. 

So tonight as we lay
in the arms of the lover who is nothing like anyone 
we’ve ever met 
we thank our lucky stars and our fathers 
because we know exactly who we should never be.
we will never be like him 
we have never been like him
and our daughters will never have to know
what it means
to be afraid

— 

for myself, Miriam K., and others- you don’t have to be like him// hnl 2017

This was inspired by my lovely friend @bumbleblossoms and her poem “But I’m Afraid I Already Have” that touched my heart so much that I had to write an addendum to it. Check her out, and enjoy!!