"

Loving her will not
always be easy.

She will weave herself
into bad poetry some
nights to keep you
from seeing her without
her skin.

One day, you will
see her without
her skin.

She will pull on the
edges of herself until
she has come
completely unraveled
on the kitchen floor.

She does not need
help picking herself
back up, but the
company is nice every
once in a while.

One day, she will
show you what it
means to be made
of something so
easily pulled apart.

Some nights, she
will need herself more
than she needs you.

There are stars in
her eyes that burn like
hell if you bury yourself
against them for too
long, do not let this
stop you from seeing
them.

She will not always
be easy to convince,
she will wake up each
morning wrapped
around the worry that
your heart stopped
beating for her over
night.

She will love you
with everything she
has ever had.

Do not take her
away from herself.

"

on loving firecracker women, Emma Bleker (via yesdarlingido)

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“You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it."  - Robin Williams [July 29th 1951 - August 11th 2014]

You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it."
Robin Williams
[July 29th 1951 - August 11th 2014]

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langleav:

dreamers-atlas:

My edit~ poem by Lang Leav.

This is beautiful! Thanks so much lovely xo Lang ‘
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langleav:

dreamers-atlas:

My edit~ poem by Lang Leav.

This is beautiful! Thanks so much lovely xo Lang ‘

…………….

Love & Misadventure is available online via AmazonBN.com + The Book Depositoryand Barnes & Noble, Kinokuniya, Books Actually, Fully Booked, Dymocks and other good book stores worldwide.

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"A healed life is always a work in progress, not a life devoid of all traces of suffering, but a life lived fully, deeply, and authentically."

Miriam Greenspan (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

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"Distance is not for the fearful, it is for the bold. It’s for those who are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with the one they love. It’s for those knowing a good thing when they see it, even if they don’t see it nearly enough…"

Loving From A Distance (x)

distance taught us so much. we grew so much. together and individually. and we kept the good thing we had found. so thankful to be moving to a new city together for lots of new adventures  and no more long distance!

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When I hear someone in another conversation casually mention my obsession

whatshouldwecallme:

image

parks and recreation + text posts

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I need feminism because sexist jokes are not funny. But if I were to say something I’d be called too uptight, told “can’t you just take a joke?” and scoffed at. 

No, I don’t care if it’s a joke. Sexism is still so prevalent among Christians, which is crazy to me because it goes against everything Jesus taught us. It’s perpetuating the false idea that God made men to be higher than women. And it convinces women that they should just be quiet, let the men make their “funny” jokes because they need that. Like they need to feel superior or something.

No. God did not make a hierarchy among humans. Do we really think that the God of the universe would even care if women are in their “place” when it comes to the household? Do we think He prefers if a woman is at home all day or in the workforce? I really don’t think so, and the more time we spend worrying about these trivial rules, the less time we spend concerned with real problems.

I think what God cares more about is that we’re treating each other with respect and love. “I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:1-3

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Keira Knightley | 2014 in film

to watch…

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trvstno1:

No I’m not smiling at you I’m smiling at your dog don’t look at me

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An Account of Equality

yesdarlingido:

Ambiguity characterizes the meaning of ‘adham in Genesis 2-3. ‘Adham is a generic term for humankind. In commanding ‘adham not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, the Deity is speaking to both the man and the woman (2:16-17). Until the differentiation of female and male (2:21-23), ‘adham is basically androgynous: one creature incorporating two sexes. Concern for sexuality, specifically for the creation of woman, comes last in the story. But the last may be first, as any theology or literary critic knows. This account advances to a climax—not a decline—in the creation of woman. She is not an afterthought; she is a culmination. Genesis 1 supports this interpretation, for male and female are indeed the last and truly the crown of all creation. The last is also first where beginnings and endings are parallel. 

"It is not good that ‘adham should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him” (2:18). It’s necessary to expound upon the phrase “helper fit for him.” In the Old Testament, the word helper (‘ezer) has many usages. 'Ezer is a relational term; it designates a beneficial relationship; and it pertains to God, people, and animals. By itself, the word does not specify positions within relationships or imply inferiority. So, what kind of relationship does ‘ezer entail in this instance? It connotes equality: a helper who is a counterpart. The animals are helpers, but they fail to fit ‘adham. They are both formed from the ground, yet their similarity is not equality. ‘Adham names them and thereby exercises power over them. No fit helper is among him. And so the narrative moves to woman. God is the helper superior to man; the animals are helpers inferior to man; woman is the helper equal to man. 

The equality of man and woman is evident in that God alone creates. For the creation of woman, the Lord “caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man.” Man had no part in making woman; he is out of it. He exercises no control over her existence. He is neither participant, spectator, nor consultant at her time of creation. Like man, woman owes her life solely to God. For both of them, the origin of life is a divine mystery—a memory only God himself recalls. 

A second parallel of equality is that both man and woman were created out of raw materials: dust for man and a rib for woman. God chooses fragile materials and in both cases processes them, performing a divine labor in order for humanity to take form. As God shapes dust and then breathes into it to form man. He takes out a rib from man and builds it into woman. To call woman “Adam’s rib” is to misread the text, which clearly states that the rib was extracted and no longer a part of him. Moreover, to claim that the rib insinuates inferiority or subordination is to assign the man qualities over the woman which are not present in the narrative itself. Attributes such as superiority, strength, dominance, and power do not characterize man in Genesis 2. By contrast, he is formed from dirt; his life hangs by a breath which he does not control; and he himself remains silent and passive while the Deity plans and interprets his existence. Rather, the rib means solidarity and equality. It is a source of unity, not of division, much less a source of reference on behalf of hierarchy.

The sexes are interrelated and interdependent. Man as male does not precede woman as female, but they dwell concurrently with each other. Hence, the first act in Genesis 2 is the creation of androgyny (2:7), and the last is the creation of sexuality (2:23). Male embodies female, and female embodies male. However, they are not duplicates. The birth of woman corresponds to the birth of man but does not copy it. 

While it might seem that man exercises authority over her by calling her woman, the verb of naming is not present as it was when he named the animals. Instead, we find the verb gara’: to call. It’s not a substitute, nor synonymous for naming. In calling her woman, ‘adham does not name her. He does, however, affirm her as his counterpart. Female and male are equal sexes. Neither has authority over the other. 

Furthermore, after the fall of man, though Eve was tempted and deceived, the narrative says nothing that describes woman as weaker. In her lack of strength to resist temptation, we see a lack of strength in Adam’s failure to defend or protect. Both are present. Both are flawed. They are equal in every sense. Both have the same Creator, who explicitly uses the word good, an adjective not exclusive in describing the male, but likewise used to introduce the creation of woman (2:18). There is complete equality present within their physical, psychological, sociological, and theological essence: bone of bone and flesh of flesh. If there be moral frailty in one, it is moral frailty in two. Further, they are equal in responsibility and in judgement, in shame and in guilt, in redemption and in grace. 

Do not portray man as an angel. Do not portray woman as an animal. Both are human. Both are the result of a divine maker who created them for relationship with himself and with each other. Though we see in Genesis 2-3 that man and woman are fully and completely equal in their essence, value, and worth, this is not defiant, conflicting, or in resistance of the Biblical infrastructure provided by God regarding the relational dynamics of marriage. In actuality, it provides a firm foundation of stability that aids men and women to successfully carry out God’s intention for marriage through valuing each other as equals.

[About 90% of this content is taken directly from “Womanspirit Rising,” written by Phyllis Trible, a Christian Feminist’s commentary on the creation account of Adam and Eve from Genesis 2-3.]