#ootd for anti-prom at La Jolla Shores w/ @jessicakimoden & @kaydemere ☀🌊
So today’s my school’s prom.
Looks like it’s just you and me for the day, Tumblr.
Today in science we learned that you can never gain cold, you can only have an absence of heat; and it made me think that maybe hatred doesn’t exist, and there’s only an absence of love
These past few years, I’ve tried my best to open my understanding to the nature of others and their intent behind their actions.. but something I will never understand is how some people can be so condescending - and just an outright mean person altogether. Is it necessary? Is there really no other way to approach a situation?
I firmly believe that kindness goes a long way. These old habits of mine come back every time something like this comes up. Anxiety. Emptiness. Unyielding solitude. The feeling of my presence not mattering. This is why I choose my words carefully. Because I know what it feels like to be put down and pushed away.
I’m not asking for things to get handed to me, nor am I pleading for acceptance. I really don’t care if I’m included or invited or cared for anymore. I would rather be left alone than be treated like a burden when I never asked for anything at all.
I wish it was as simple as being tired.
I can get my head turned by a good-looking guy as much as the next girl. But sexy doesn’t impress me. Smart impresses me, strength of character impresses me. But most of all, I am impressed by kindness. Kindness, I think, comes from learning hard lessons well, from falling and picking yourself up. It comes from surviving failure and loss. It implies an understanding of the human condition, forgives its many flaws and quirks. When I see that in someone, it fills me with admiration.Lisa Unger, Beautiful Lies (via creatingaquietmind)