Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.

—Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum LP (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

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Forget the suffering
You caused others.
Forget the suffering
Others caused you.
The waters run and run,
Springs sparkle and are done,
You walk the earth you are forgetting.

Sometimes you hear a distant refrain.
What does it mean, you ask, who is singing?
A childlike sun grows warm.
A grandson and a great-grandson are born.
You are led by the hand once again.

The names of the rivers remain with you.
How endless those rivers seem!
Your fields lie fallow,
The city towers are not as they were.
You stand at the threshold mute.

—Czeslaw Milosz, “Forget” (via heteroglossia)

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Hey, guys! I cofounded Mesh, and it’s the first mainstream dating site to include queer, transgender, and non-binary as identification options. I think it’s pretty important that the community finds out about this, especially since other sites have ignored the demand for these options. We’re in pre-beta mode right now, but you can register using this link: Take a look around and let me know what you think! We’re always looking out for suggestions.

!! Still in pre-beta mode and just for NY so far, but still!

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I like women. Quiet ones, boisterous ones, dramatic, honest, charming, sad, and funny ones. Go go dancing blesses me with the opportunity to work with so many women I might never even other wise speak to. I’m enamoured by personality types that used to intimidate me. I share cigarettes, glitter, perfume, strange stories, laughter and support. I’m falling in love in a weird sort of way. Never expected working in a strip club would garner such growth.