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"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou.
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rooftop things

rooftop things

"

When you are 13 years old,
the heat will be turned up too high
and the stars will not be in your favor.
You will hide behind a bookcase
with your family and everything left behind.
You will pour an ocean into a diary.
When they find you, you will be nothing
but a spark above a burning bush,
still, tell them
Despite everything, I really believe people are good at heart.

When you are 14,
a voice will call you to greatness.
When the doubters call you crazy, do not listen.
They don’t know the sound
of their own God’s whisper. Use your armor,
use your sword, use your two good hands.
Do not let their doubting
drown out the sound of your own heartbeat.
You are the Maid of Untamed Patriotism.
Born to lead armies into victory and unite a nation
like a broken heart.

When you are 15, you will be punished
for learning too proudly. A man
will climb onto your school bus and insist
your sisters name you enemy.
When you do not hide,
he will point his gun at your temple
and fire three times. Three years later,
in an ocean of words, with no apologies,
you will stand before the leaders of the world
and tell them your country is burning.

When you are 16 years old,
you will invent science fiction.
The story of a man named Frankenstein
and his creation. Soon after you will learn
that little girls with big ideas are more terrifying
than monsters, but don’t worry.
You will be remembered long after
they have put down their torches.

When you are 17 years old,
you will strike out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig
one right after the other.
Men will be afraid of the lightening
in your fingertips. A few days later
you will be fired from the major leagues
because “Girls are too delicate to play baseball”

You will turn 18 with a baby on your back
leading Lewis and Clark
across North America.

You will turn 18 
and become queen of the Nile.

You will turn 18 
and bring justice to journalism.

You are now 18, standing on the precipice,
trembling before your own greatness.

This is your call to leap.

There will always being those
who say you are too young and delicate
to make anything happen for yourself.
They don’t see the part of you that smolders.
Don’t let their doubting drown out the sound
of your own heartbeat.

You are the first drop of a hurricane.
Your bravery builds beyond you. You are needed
by all the little girls still living in secret,
writing oceans made of monsters and
throwing like lightening.

You don’t need to grow up to find greatness.
You are stronger than the world has ever believed you to be.
The world laid out before you to set on fire.
All you have to do
is burn.

"

For Teenage Girls With Wild Ambition and Trembling Hearts, Clementine von Radics (via jebiwonkenobi)

xx.

-Anna F

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Love!

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our house decided to build a catapult. 4 hours later outside of Home Depot……several planks of wood are saran wrapped to our car. @hhorsley  (at The Home Depot)

our house decided to build a catapult. 4 hours later outside of Home Depot……several planks of wood are saran wrapped to our car. @hhorsley (at The Home Depot)

Casual Love

carsieblanton:

Friends, put on your flak jackets. It’s time to drop some honesty on yet another uncomfortable topic: love.
We use the word “love” to mean a lot of things. Throughout this post I’ll be referring to the romantic kind of love, the kind that usually involves sexual attraction, AKA “falling in…

just some exploring  (at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts)

just some exploring (at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts)

chilling on @carnegiemellon campus with @peytn and my dad. #homelife  (at Gates Hillman Center)

chilling on @carnegiemellon campus with @peytn and my dad. #homelife (at Gates Hillman Center)

packing my baby away :( you did good work during your lifetime. onwards to penn. #stickers #mylife

packing my baby away :( you did good work during your lifetime. onwards to penn. #stickers #mylife

puppy selfie. best things about home. (at McCarthy Park)

puppy selfie. best things about home. (at McCarthy Park)

#latergram ocean views (at California Academy of Sciences)

#latergram ocean views (at California Academy of Sciences)

#latergram (at California Academy of Sciences)

#latergram (at California Academy of Sciences)

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myideaoffuniskillingeveryone:

Danny Galieote

I would frame and hang these in my house in a heartbeat.

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"Destroy the idea that men should respect women because we are their daughters, mothers, and sisters. Reinforce the idea that men should respect women because we are people."

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"There’s a reason you separate military and the police. One fights the enemies of the state. The other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people."

That quote comes from Battlestar Galactica’s Commander Adama. He says it in the second episode of the first season of the series, “Water”, written by Ron Moore. That episode is 10 years old. (via the-goddamazon)

Life imitating art.

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