rejoicement

I simply want to be dead.
Weeping she left me


with many tears and said this:
Oh how badly things have turned out for us.
Sappho, I swear, against my will I leave you.


And I answered her:
Rejoice, go and
remember me. For you know how we cherished you.


But if not, I want
to remind you
…and beautiful times we had.


For many crowns of violets
and roses
…at my side you put on


and many woven garlands
made of flowers
around your soft throat.


And with sweet oil
costly
you anointed yourself


and on a soft bed
delicate
you would let loose your longing


and neither any… nor any
holy place nor
was there from which we were absent


no grove
no dance
no sound

—  Fragment 94 by Sappho

whimsicalmammal  asked:

Dear whimsicalmammal,

Dear whimsical mammal,
I am rejoicing because you have finally evolved into a mammal from a pancake. And a whimsical one at that. Please share your wisdom to those who needs it. You are special, always remember that. I may be a stranger but you are a true angel.

MY HEART IS REJOICING EVEN AFTER THE GLOOMY EXAM TODAY BCOS THE RESULTS OF THE BOARD EXAM IS FINALLY HERE. CONGRATS MASTERS!!! 132/133 AND STILL ON TOP 😍 NAKAKA-PROUD AND NAKAKATUWA NA YUNG MGA SCHOOLMATES MO LANG BEFORE NA NAKAKASALUBONG MO TO GREET YOUR HI’S AND HELLO’S ESP THOSE NA KA-SCHOOL KO NA WAY BACK IN HS EH ENGINEER NA NGAYON. NAKAKA-UPLIFT NG AURA. GANADO NA AKO MAG-ARAL FOR THERMO2 AND MATERIALS HAHAHA

2

After all the things they’ve been through, this is the toughest one yet. Yuuri have Viktor in his heart whenever, wherever he is.

The distance after a long time of being together made Yuuri felt this way. and then maybe he realized,

That no matter how close you are,

No matter how much you think of him,

If fate decided to make you two apart,

You can do nothing. That’s why,

He made up his mind.

To never let Viktor be separated from him again.

While Viktor says “Yes”

Yes.

7

“In my mind, I see a line. And over that line, I see green fields, and lovely flowers, and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me over that line, but I can’t seem to get there no how. I can’t seem to get over that line.’ That was Harriet Tubman in the 1800s. And let me tell you something. The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there. So here’s to all the writers, the awesome people… People who have redefined what it means to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be a leading woman. To be black.

Viola Davis’ acceptance speech for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the 67th Emmy Award Show

Bravery is more powerful than perfection
Is this something you sense?
Your tangled thoughts being silenced
Is worth not taking a chance?


Bravery is more difficult than perfection
Is this something you find?
Painting the entire canvas
Is harder than colouring between the lines


Bravery is more honest than perfection
Is this something you rejoice?
While the world demands perfection
Being brave frees your voice


Bravery is more creative than perfection
Is this something you know?
The fear of failure stilling your pen
Keeps your inner world from being shown


Bravery is more beautiful than perfection 
Is this something you see?
Facing the world as your flawed self
Is the most beautiful you can be

—  Bravery > Perfection