Learn to listen. This is especially difficult for members of dominant groups. If someone confronts you with your own behavior that supports privilege, step off the path of least resistance that encourages you to defend and deny. Don’t tell them they’re too sensitive or need a better sense of humor, and don’t try to explain away what you did as something else than what they’re telling you it was. Don’t say you didn’t mean it or that you were only kidding. Don’t tell them what a champion of justice you are or how hurt you feel because of what they’re telling you. Don’t make jokes or try to be cute or charming, since only privilege can lead someone to believe these are acceptable responses to something as serious as privilege and oppression. Listen to what’s being said. Take it seriously. Assume for the time being that it’s true, because given the power of paths of least resistance, it probably is. And then take responsibility to do something about it.
- Allan G. Johnson (via wretchedoftheearth)

(via loveyourchaos)

Justin Timberlake | Blue Ocean Floor

(Source: amemusicale-hasmoved, via thatmouth)

I thought my essence 
might hang on your hoodie

that I wore to bed 
every night

Or maybe our favorite 
and songs 
might sting your eyes 
every once in a while

Or maybe a bird would sing

and for one second

your heart would skip a beat
because you thought it was me
singing you whatever tune 
was on my mind

like I used to

But she came to you 
like the rain

and washed me away 
like chalk 
on the driveway 
after it poured.

- Teresa Dockery  (via barbieandken)

(Source: larmoyante, via kairoscler-osis)


by Creativename
I love you also means I love you more than anyone loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that no one loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that I love no one else, and never have loved anyone else, and never will love anyone else.
- Jonathan Safran Foer (via quote-book)