"I think the reason why twentysomethings are so fixated on age is because we feel a pressure to be a certain way at 23, at 25, at 29. There are all of these invisible deadlines with our careers and with love and drinking and drugs. I can’t do coke at 25. I need to be in a LTR at 27. I can’t vomit from drinking at 26. I just can’t! We feel so much guilt for essentially acting our age and making mistakes. We’re obsessed with this idea of being domesticated and having our shit together. It’s kind of sad actually because I don’t think we ever fully get a chance to enjoy our youth. We’re so concerned about doing things “the right way” that we lose any sense of pleasure in doing things the wrong way. Youth may be truly wasted on the young."
JGL and Emma Watson presenting Best Visual Effects.
Are we gonna pretend we did not see those turquoise socks?? Black socks next time Mr. Gordon, black.
Do you ever smile.
Do you ever stare at the sky and feel the nighttime reaching around the world to squeeze out the sun.
Do you ever think the blue sky is too bright and the clouds are too white; the sound of children break the quiet and you know your teeth are fading.
Do you ever look through a window and see a mirror. A cracked and splintered image of a person waiting for someone to come fix the looking glass.
Do you ever lie to your neighbors about your week. The busy schedule of clients and friends, of the parties and adventures while waiting for long weekends.
Do you ever sit there and turn the music up, or down, with the slow purpose of listening to your heartbeat against your ribcage. Maybe just this once you’ll feel a change in the way it makes the rain patter against the roof.
Do you walk the streets after 12 without a destination in mind. Just wanting to feel the earth moving a little faster. Time passing slowly as your feet walk in mud and concrete.
Do you ever watch the waves crashing on the shore, the wind rushing through the trees, the stars falling into darkness.
Do you ever listen to a car crash into a truck on the highway miles away.
Do you ever lie in your bed and think of the world passing outside your window. The lives of billions more important than you.
Do you ever fall asleep to the thought of tomorrow being better than today just to wake up and realize that tomorrow never comes. It’s always today.
Do you ever smile.
Do you ever jump into the ocean on a hot day and feel the hug you’ve been waiting for all week.
Do you ever stay awake waiting for that phone call or text message and just when you think it won’t come, it does. Nothing fancy. Just a few words to let you know someone is out there.
Do you ever cling to the covers in the morning, when the frost is peaking through the window and your feet have decided you’re going to be late for work.
Do you ever wind down the windows as you drive, feel the cool change hit, the clouds shift, and the rain come crashing down.
Do you ever stop the car and walk the last five miles just to relish the sound of your feet enjoying the journey.
Do you ever think that today won’t last long enough but then you wake and it’s today all over again.
Do you ever smile. You do, don’t you."
"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close."
— Pablo Neruda (via ignite-mylove)
Warner + Destroy Me
Warner/Juliette + Ignite Me [1/?]
↳ I take a tight breath. Focus on the brightest star in the sky. “I like the way I feel about myself when I’m with him,” I say quietly. “Warner thinks I’m strong and smart and capable and he actually values my opinion. He makes me feel like his equal - like I can accomplish just as much as he can, and more. And if I do something incredible, he’s not even surprised. He expects it. He doesn’t treat me like I’m some fragile little girl who needs to be protected all the time.”