28 year old male, living in Michigan. these are my own writings, writing of others, quotes from people, characters, stories that I identify with or have influenced me. I'm sure there will be a few things that break that premise, but mostly that's what you'll see.

Muddy Roots

So my mother wants to know what that weird festival I go to every year is about… This is going to get weird.


Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday (1953).

(Source: crossbeams, via juztpeachy)

“nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know
…nothing ever really attacks us except our own confusion. perhaps there is no solid obstacle except our own need to protect ourselves from being touched. maybe the only enemy is that we don’t like the way reality is now and therefore wish it would go away fast. but what we find as practitioners is that nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know. if we run a hundred miles an hour to the other end of the continent in order to get away from the obstacle, we find the very same problem waiting for us when we arrive. it just keeps returning with new names, forms, manifestations until we learn whatever it has to teach us about where we are separating ourselves from reality, how we are pulling back instead of opening up, closing down instead of allowing ourselves to experience fully whatever we encounter, without hesitating or retreating into ourselves.”

—    Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (via purplebuddhaproject)
kafkaesque-world:

from The Blue Octavo Notebooks

kafkaesque-world:

from The Blue Octavo Notebooks

(via theclassicreader)

bennyslegs:

when your friends are talking about stuff you don’t understand but you still want to be part of the conversation

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(via the-skankin-sloth)

Dad on cultural appropriation. (conversation was in Spanish)

Me:

Hey Dad, I have a question

Dad:

Alright, lets see if it's within my reach

Me:

What do you think of cultural appropriation?

Dad:

what?

Me:

Cultural appropriation.

Dad:

I think you mean acculturation.

Me:

yeah, I do. But I was using the term the Social Justice Morons use.

Dad:

It's a necessary part of being human, you can't just keep the one culture all of your life!

Me:

So how offended would you be if a bunch of white people started speaking Spanish?

Dad:

Offended? I would be glad, at least they speak my language!

Me:

What if a white guy made tacos?

Dad:

what kind of taco? why would I be offended? Did I invent it and patent it?

Me:

Nope, just an ordinary taco made by a white guy.

Dad:

Why would I be offended? It would like a German guy getting offended because I grilled a hamburger

Me:

Well, because it's a Mexican food, it was discovered and is integral to Mexican culture. What if a white person doesn't respect the history of the taco.

Dad:

When the woman who first created a taco did that, did the Angels descend from heaven with a deed and a copyright form signed by God informing us that only Mexicans can make it?

Me:

Nope. It's just a taco.

Dad:

Precisely, it's a taco, eat it. I would actually be happy for that white guy, tacos are pretty good.

Me:

What if Tyler wanted to celebrate El Dia de Los Muertos? On his own?

Dad:

Tell him to pace himself the skulls are made of pure sugar.

Me:

What if he wanted to celebrate El Dia de la Independencia?

Dad:

Culture is not something handed to you by God to protect and nurse, it's just something that happens to you, and when you think you have it figured out, it changes. That's what cultures do. They change. You know what these people are trying to do, right?

Me:

Yeah,

Dad:

They want us all to hate each other and not speak to each other. They want us Mexicans in Mexico, Afro-Americans in Africa, Asians in Asia and none of us talking or being nice to each other. With no resources, no trade, no rights, and only the one language that only we're allowed to speak so that we can't communicate with anyone outside. And that's after they'd kill off all the white people. They're like the KKK, if the KKK didn't have balls.

Me:

I arrived at the same conclusion.

Dad:

Make yourself a coffee.

Dad:

Dad:

Just be sure it's Mexican *laughs*

astrolily:

finally someone put these two together

(Source: lightbones, via myretardedromance)

Joshua wants to fight because the White Legs have stoked the naked flame inside of him. You, you see the light, but do not yet feel the heat.  I can pray that you never will, but it isn’t up to me and it isn’t up to God. It’s up to Joshua.

(Source: archiekennedy)

littlezas:

the burned man

big-burrito:

world’s okayest friend

(Source: vaginaed, via juztpeachy)

people-do-lie:

Saint Wolfgang and the Devil - Michael Pacher

people-do-lie:

Saint Wolfgang and the Devil - Michael Pacher

(via demoniality)