The Word Made Flesh
“I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my lids and all is born again” 
(Sylvia Plath-“Mad Girl’s Love Song”) 
I am. I am. I am.
(The Bell Jar)

I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again” 

(Sylvia Plath-“Mad Girl’s Love Song”)

I am. I am. I am.

(The Bell Jar)

‘I do not wish to offend,’ his every looked seemed to say, ‘I only wish to save myself, but I do not know how.’
Anna Karenina (via fortinbrasftw)
The things that link us deepest, we can’t feel.
Except if they’re taken from us.
from Foxfire by Joyce Carol Oates (via theysaythatgodiseverywhere)
The Vonnegut “Asterisks”

The Vonnegut “Asterisks”

"So it goes", the most incredible and weighted three words in literary history.
(Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut)

"So it goes", the most incredible and weighted three words in literary history.

(Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut)

Coherence and closure are deep human desires that are presently unfashionable. But they are always both frightening and enchantingly desirable.
Possession, A.S. Byatt (via alighthouseofwords)
"The Wambulus has floppy ears 
with which to wipe away its tears” -Edward Gorey

"The Wambulus has floppy ears 

with which to wipe away its tears” -Edward Gorey

My first tattoo, done by Angie Fey at Archive Tattoo in Toronto, Ontario. The quote is from Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. The book has always been a favorite of mine and this quote in particular holds so much meaning.

My first tattoo, done by Angie Fey at Archive Tattoo in Toronto, Ontario. The quote is from Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. The book has always been a favorite of mine and this quote in particular holds so much meaning.

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Things are sweeter when they’re lost. I know—because once I wanted something and got it. It was the only thing I ever wanted badly…And when I got it it turned to dust in my hands.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned (via alighthouseofwords)
From Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Done in my mother’s handwriting. 

From Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Done in my mother’s handwriting. 

"I open at the close." Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
I got this last year for my eighteenth birthday. I was literally raised reading the novels, and would spend many nights at the age of seven trying to convince my dad to stay up just a bit longer to read another chapter. Philosopher’s Stone was the first full novel I read by myself. I still have the first three movies on VHS. I have a first edition copy of Philosopher’s Stone. My entire existence was shaped around these characters and this school. It felt fitting that something symbolizing my entire childhood be forever etched into my skin open entering adulthood. The quote felt even more fitting as well, because the last film was released just a month before my birthday, so my future opened while my childhood closed with the final movie. It’s the most perfect tattoo I could have possibly gotten.

"I open at the close." Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

I got this last year for my eighteenth birthday. I was literally raised reading the novels, and would spend many nights at the age of seven trying to convince my dad to stay up just a bit longer to read another chapter. Philosopher’s Stone was the first full novel I read by myself. I still have the first three movies on VHS. I have a first edition copy of Philosopher’s Stone. My entire existence was shaped around these characters and this school. It felt fitting that something symbolizing my entire childhood be forever etched into my skin open entering adulthood. The quote felt even more fitting as well, because the last film was released just a month before my birthday, so my future opened while my childhood closed with the final movie. It’s the most perfect tattoo I could have possibly gotten.