troubles

The kind of trouble the signs cause on Halloween
  • Places fake hands on the fridge and films their family's reaction:Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius
  • Tries to scare their pet but breaks something instead:Cancer, Virgo, Libra, Pisces
  • Visits a graveyard at 3 AM and gets grounded for a month:Aries, Scorpio, Capricorn, Aquarius

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I tell you to keep going, not because it’s easy. Not because it doesn’t hurt. I tell you to keep going because there’s no other way. To stop is to die. Life is in motion. In growth. In change. Life is in seeking and in finding. Life is in redemption. Each moment is a new birth. A new chance to come back, to get it right.
A new chance to make it better.

- Yasmin Mogahed

I saw Sorrow
holding a cup of pain.
I said, hey sorrow,
sorry to see you this way.
What’s troubling you?
What’s with the cup?
Sorrow said,
what else can I do?
All this Joy that you have brought to the world has killed my business completely.


~ Mevlana Rumi

Relax. Breathe. 

That essay/project will be finished.

That relationship will work out. And, if it doesn’t, it wasn’t meant to be anyway.

Your mom/dad/grandparent isn’t going to kill you.

The world is not collapsing.

You are beautiful, even if you can’t see it right now.

You’re not a failure. You’re not worthless.

Its a bad day, not a bad life.

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This may seem like a perfectly innocent photograph but story behind this photograph is anything but innocent. The red car beside this father and child contained a car bomb. The bomb detonated shortly after this photograph was taken. The man and child survived but the photographer died, along with 30 other people; 220 others were injured. The Omagh Bombing took place on 15 August, 1998 in Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It was carried out by the Real IRA, a Republican Army splinter group which opposed the IRA’s ceasefire and the Good Friday Agreement, which saw terrorists and murderers released from prison in Northern Ireland in return for peace and the end of the Troubles. This included The Shankill Butchers, who brutally murdered as least 23 people in Northern Ireland during the Troubles.