Alive - A song for Clary and Simon composed by Donni

“I wouldn’t change it,” Simon said. “I wouldn’t give up loving you. Not for anything. You know what Raphael told me? That I didn’t know how to be a good vampire, that vampires accept that they’re dead. But as long as I remember what it was like to love you, I’ll always feel like I’m alive.”

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"I’m tired of the line that someone drew down the middle of me. He split me into halves and said, Stay symmetrical or else. Or else what? I asked. No answer, and yet I obeyed that command my whole life."

Chelsea Hodson, Pity the Animal (buy here)

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Being loved is not the same thing as loving.
When you fall in love, it is discovering the ocean after years of puddle-jumping.
It is realizing you have hands.
It is reaching for the tightrope when the crowds have all gone home.

Do not spend time wondering if you are the type of woman men will hurt.
If he leaves you with a car alarm heart, you learn to sing along.

It is hard to stop loving the ocean, even after it has left you gasping, salty.
So forgive yourself for the decisions you’ve made, the ones you still call mistakes when you tuck them in at night,
And know this: know you are the type of woman who is searching for a place to call yours.

Let the statues crumble. You have always been the place.
You are a woman who can build it herself.
You were born to build.


Sarah Kay, “The Type” (via larmoyante)

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a piece of advice from somebody who’s been through this a few times already: if somebody gives you a bad vibe trust your gut

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