birds and books

I'm Monica, a writer living in San Francisco.

"Yes, terrible things happen, but sometimes those terrible things— they save you."
Chuck Palahniuk, Haunted (via maxkirin)
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"Just as a good rain clears the air, a good writing day clears the psyche."
Julia Cameron (via maxkirin)
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"If you’re struggling, you deserve to make self-care a priority. Whether that means lying in bed all day, eating comfort food, putting off homework, crying, sleeping, rescheduling plans, finding an escape through a good book, watching your favorite tv show, or doing nothing at all — give yourself permission to put your healing first. Quiet the voice telling you to do more and be more, and today, whatever you do, let it be enough. Feel your feelings, breathe, and be gentle with yourself. Acknowledge that you’re doing the best you can to cope and survive. And trust that during this time of struggle, it’s enough."
Daniell Koepke  (via fawun)

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"I shall do one thing in this life-one thing certain-this is, love you, and long of you, and keep wanting you till I die."
Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd (via quotes-shape-us)

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— 2 weeks ago with 217 notes

maxkirin:

To my dear artistic, writerly, and wonderful followers,

Watch this video. Save it in your favorites. Keep it where you can always watch it, where you know you can find it.

This is Neil Gaiman’s famous ‘Make Good Art’ speech, the source of countless comics and infographics. It’s inspirational, funny, and straight from the heart.

Watch it, and keep it around.

It will save your art.

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urs0vain:

4amskin:

Sometimes I look at people and make myself try and feel them as more than just a random person walking by. I imagine how deeply they’ve fallen in love, or how much heartbreak they’ve all been through.
Her (2013)

still need to see this

urs0vain:

4amskin:

Sometimes I look at people and make myself try and feel them as more than just a random person walking by. I imagine how deeply they’ve fallen in love, or how much heartbreak they’ve all been through.

Her (2013)

still need to see this

(via sexpansion)

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