"i am not afraid of storms, for i am learning how to sail my ship." • louisa may alcott
don't be beautiful
they keep saying that beautiful is something a girl needs to be. but honestly? forget that.
don't be beautiful.
be angry, be intelligent, be witty, be klutzy, be interesting, be funny, be adventurous, be crazy, be talented - there are an eternity of other things to be than beautiful.
and what is beauty anyway but a set of letters strung together to make a word?
be your own definition of amazing, always. that is so much more important than anything beautiful, ever.
"i am homesick for a place i am not sure exists. one where my heart is full. my body loved. and my soul understood." • melissa cox
"i ransack public libraries, and find them full of sunk treasure." • virginia woolf
p.s. these words adorned a very practical mug gifted to me by the rockwall county library, which unfortunately, had a run in with the concrete under foot.
"my barn having burned,
i can now see the moon."
• misuta masahide, 17th century japanese poet & samurai
"of course i feel too much, i am a universe of exploding stars." • s.ajna
"our plans and designs should be so perfect in truth and beauty, that in touching them would only mar." • johann wolfgang van goethe