The Word Made Flesh
Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—to-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther…and one fine morning—So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
 
Books are always, always greater than the movies. 

Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—to-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther…and one fine morning—

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

 

Books are always, always greater than the movies. 

If you really want to understand something, the best way is to try and explain it to someone else.
Douglas Adams
"Such childhood energy I spent of feeling betrayed, By the world in general, Leah in particular. Betrayal bent me in one direction while guilt bent her the other way. We constructed our lives around a misunderstanding, and if ever I tried to pull it out and fix it now I would fall down flat. Misunderstanding is my cornerstone. It’s everyone’s, come to think of it. Illusions mistaken for truth are the pavement under our feet. They are what we call civilization." The Poisonwood Bible

"Such childhood energy I spent of feeling betrayed, By the world in general, Leah in particular. Betrayal bent me in one direction while guilt bent her the other way. We constructed our lives around a misunderstanding, and if ever I tried to pull it out and fix it now I would fall down flat. Misunderstanding is my cornerstone. It’s everyone’s, come to think of it. Illusions mistaken for truth are the pavement under our feet. They are what we call civilization." The Poisonwood Bible

I have always been in love with Snape and the story of how he always loved Lily, and the doe is one of my favourite animals. I got this when I was 16. I basically grew up with Harry Potter, so it is a huge part of my childhood and it will always be a part of my life. I decided to get a doe because of how much I love Snape and the animal, and I got the word “Always” because it symbolizes one of my favourite parts of Harry Potter, as well as the fact that I will ALWAYS love Harry Potter!
Also, I met my first best friend when we were children because of our love for Harry Potter. So she did the drawing/design for me!
It is done on my right shoulder blade, and it was done by Jen at Tattz and Company in Hamilton, Ontario (she no longer works there).

I have always been in love with Snape and the story of how he always loved Lily, and the doe is one of my favourite animals. I got this when I was 16. I basically grew up with Harry Potter, so it is a huge part of my childhood and it will always be a part of my life. I decided to get a doe because of how much I love Snape and the animal, and I got the word “Always” because it symbolizes one of my favourite parts of Harry Potter, as well as the fact that I will ALWAYS love Harry Potter!

Also, I met my first best friend when we were children because of our love for Harry Potter. So she did the drawing/design for me!

It is done on my right shoulder blade, and it was done by Jen at Tattz and Company in Hamilton, Ontario (she no longer works there).

The Fox and The Rose from “The Little Prince”.  I chose these, because The little prince is my favorite book of all time.  And I felt that the fox and the rose represent myself quite well, and how I relate to others. The tattoo was done at Black and Blue tattoo in SF. 

The Fox and The Rose from “The Little Prince”. 
 
I chose these, because The little prince is my favorite book of all time.  And I felt that the fox and the rose represent myself quite well, and how I relate to others. 

The tattoo was done at Black and Blue tattoo in SF. 

"I screamed to the Heavens… Loudly screamed
Trying to change our nightmares into dreams. “

Verse from Maya Angelou
“In and Out of Time”

"I screamed to the Heavens… Loudly screamed
Trying to change our nightmares into dreams. “

Verse from Maya Angelou
“In and Out of Time”

Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
James Baldwin
The Fox and The Rose from “The Little Prince”.  I chose these, because The little prince is my favorite book of all time.  And I felt that the fox and the rose represent myself quite well, and how I relate to others. The tattoo was done at Black and Blue tattoo in SF. 

The Fox and The Rose from “The Little Prince”. 
 
I chose these, because The little prince is my favorite book of all time.  And I felt that the fox and the rose represent myself quite well, and how I relate to others. 

The tattoo was done at Black and Blue tattoo in SF. 

From Robert Frost’s poem stopping by woods on a snowy evening. To remind myself when I feel like quitting that I have reasons to keep going

From Robert Frost’s poem stopping by woods on a snowy evening. To remind myself when I feel like quitting that I have reasons to keep going

an excerpt from staceyann chin’s “crossfire,” published in the chapbook stories surrounding my coming (2001)

an excerpt from staceyann chin’s “crossfire,” published in the chapbook stories surrounding my coming (2001)

Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn’t calculate his happiness.
Dostoevsky
from Roethke’s “I Knew a Woman”

from Roethke’s “I Knew a Woman”

A tattoo of my typewriter by artist Ben Reigle. Thanks.

A tattoo of my typewriter by artist Ben Reigle. Thanks.

I say that if you want to know what justice is, you should answer and not ask.
Thrasymachus, fifth century, BC (via louismaistros)
"There is, after all, a kind of happiness in unhappiness, if it’s the right unhappiness."
Jonathan Franzen, Freedom

"There is, after all, a kind of happiness in unhappiness, if it’s the right unhappiness."

Jonathan Franzen, Freedom