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Women can resist a man’s love, a man’s fame, a man’s personal appearance, and a man’s money, but they cannot resist a man’s tongue when he knows how to talk to them.
~ Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White
discoverynews:

Skeleton Couple Still Holding Hands After 700 Years

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Camera : Canon EOS REBEL T1i
Aperture : f/3.5
Exposure : 1/30th
Focal : 27mm
Don’t ask for guarantees. And don’t look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine, or library. Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were heading for shore.
~ Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Flesh

Fantasize.

                  We pass each other
                  nothing
                                    (everything)

                  sliding
                                    between
                                                      our hands
                  phantom                 
                  w a r m t h
                  …
                  I wish I could tell you
                  I remembered how it felt—
                  your large hand was iron-hot
                  f i r e
                  like that of a seasoned blacksmith
                  as it held my (love) starved hand
                  as if you were going to kiss it
                  melt the pain away
                  mold me
                  like all the others
                  before you
                  …

                  but you   l e t   g o
                  just as quickly
                  as if I
                  burned
                  you

Love.

                  You once told me 
                  People crave warm bodies
                  and mistake it for love.

Escape.

                  I loved you
                  knowing it
                  scorched the remnants
                  of my dignity
                  of my conscience

                  when he vilified
                  (what was left of)
                  m e
                  over
                            and
                                      over
                  again
                  as an evil seductress
                  deserving
                  of his
                  disrespect
                                    dominance
                                                      damning
                                                                        destruction

Shame.

                  You were the first love
                  of mine
                  I didn’t want to change.
                  You lit something aflame
                  in this doll’s flammable interior

                  But you were everyone’s
                  (love)
                  Who was I
                  to even think 
                  fantasize
                  that you liked me too

Hate.

                  I don’t need you.
                  I only need me.
                  M.E.
                  
But I am still in love with you
                  and it  b u r n s  me
                  every
                  time

When I am with you, there is nowhere else I’d rather be. And I am a person who always wants to be somewhere else.
~ David Levithan, How They Met, and Other Stories
A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.
~ Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan

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Camera : Canon EOS 550D
Aperture : f/5
Exposure : 1/50th
Focal : 121mm

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Don’t ever let anyone mistreat you because if you do, then you’re just mistreating yourself.
~ Cicatrice
On abusive guys: I'm confused. Of course it’s not the victim’s fault. But I’m still not understanding why it’s hard not to detect abusive guys upon first meeting them. Fedora/”friendzone!”/nice guys are easy enough for anyone to detect. Abusive guys, on the other hand, aren’t? I find it hard to believe that abusive guys’ signs are 100% stealth, all the time, and that there’s NO indicator that they’re abusive before they start personally being abusive to the person they’re dating. <a href=burnsomesoulcoal">

misandry-mermaid:

The cycle of abuse makes it really easy for abusers to find partners, since the cycle includes a “honeymoon” phase, in which the perpetrator makes everything seem not just fine, but actually ideal and fantastic.  So the people who they start dating are only seeing this one positive side to them before the cycle kicks into gear.  The relationships virtually always start in “honeymoon phase” with, at the most, maybe a couple hints of something being off, but it’s not enough to set off any red flags or overshadow the otherwise positive attention/affection they are receiving.  I hope that helps you understand.

This is why I don’t believe in a “honeymoon phase” in healthy relationships anymore. People in love should always have that paradise of love to let their heart come home to regardless. No fear attached.