"It’s okay, because if things get rocky, at least i got to experience something new and different."
- Sagittarius (zodiacsociety)
"I’m not heartless. I just learned how to use my heart less."
Pregnant Ghost Bat having an ultrasound at Featherdale Wildlife Park
congrats it’s a bat
[delighted bat noises]
When I was younger my mother said
'Dream big my love'
My first day of school, I saw a banner hung above the chalkboard. It said
'To fall is not to fail.' I did not know what it meant.
I learned quickly. I fell and I fell and I fell until my knees were raw and bleeding and my dress socks were stained red. But I got up. I remembered my mother’s words.
'Dream big my love.'
And my dreams were not on the ground.
As the seasons changed, so did my heart. My teachers heard each new dream with a smile, as though I was not eight years old with an impossible mind.
'You can be whatever you choose to be' They said. I believed them.
Then I was twelve years old and sobbing in my mother’s arms. How could I dream of being an astronaut if I couldn’t pass a math test? She held me and she spoke softly, words meant to soothe my heart, not my mind. She did not tell me to dream big.
High school brought me heartache, it brought me friends who did not love themselves, let alone me, and it taught me that questioning the system is rarely worth the lashing.
I had a math teacher who did not appreciate the way words rolled off my tongue, onto a page. I didn’t understand the way his formed equations, letters that were numbers. I didn’t understand at all. He gave me a C minus. He didn’t tell me I could be whatever I chose to be.
My guidance counselor told me there were other options. What she meant, was that my grades were bad, and my attitude was bad, and my attention span was too short to do justice to the light that shone so brightly in my mind. I wouldn’t be going to university.
Immediately afterwards I sat through an assembly in which my principal spent two hours telling us we needed a university degree to get a job, to make a life. He didn’t tell us to dream big. He told us to work hard.
I am now twenty years old and there are scars in my mind where my dreams used to be. My days are filled with waiting tables and my nights are spent running from myself. My heart is broken. When it is too quiet the words of my childhood taunt me, though now they are laced with self-loathing.
Dream big my love.
To fall is not to fail.
You can be whatever you choose to be.
When I was young, I was taught to expect that I would succeed. I was taught to dream and wish and want. I was taught to laugh and love and never stop running. I was never taught to fail."
Son of Man, look to the sky
Lift your spirit, set it free
Some day you’ll walk tall with pride
Son of Man, a man in time you’ll be
white girls are out of control these days
What a piece of shit.
white people have no chill
How fucking sick can you get
"my favorite school shooter" are you fucking kidding me this is disgusting she’s encouraging him for KILLING SCHOOL CHILDREN and is justifying it because she thinks he’s attractive. Absolutely disgusting
I’M GOING TO FUCKING FLY OFF A DAMN FUCKING HANDLE AND FIGHT EVERYONE ON THIS GREEN EARTH