What I love about rap is that when it’s done right, it’s incredible. The way words are strung together with the right beat you get a message that is universal and presented in such a beautiful fashion. Messages of struggle and messages of life, pieced together by the music that lives within us all. We just don’t get it sometimes.
It took me awhile to appreciate rap. To find good rap. But once I found it (my cousin started me off with biggie and pac, then Mikhail and David supplemented me with the library I have, and I have built upon their collective foundation) I honestly can’t stop listening. It has influenced how I write my own poetry, how words can be manipulated to form the sounds you desire, to look at words differently. I love it.
another meme I won’t finish ● (2/10) shows » Doctor Who
∟"Fear can make you kind. It doesn’t matter if there’s nothing under the bed, or in the dark, so long as you know it’s okay to be scared of it. So listen. If you listen to nothing else, listen to this. You’re always gonna be afraid. Even if you learn to hide it. Fear is like… a companion. A constant companion, always there. But that’s okay. Because fear can bring us together. Fear can bring you home. I’m gonna leave you something, just so you remember. Fear can make companions of us all."
Photorealistic art of sea and ice created by artist Zaria Forman with her fingers.
Doctor Who 8.05 “Time Heist”
The Doctor and his hands [4/4]
TO-DO LIST FOR THE DEPRESSED
1). Wash your sheets, change your pillow case, wash your blankets. Wash away all the days you’ve spent withering in bed crying. Wash the tears off your pillowcase. Wash away the sad skin cells. Wash away the darkness.
2). Take a shower today. Brush your teeth. Make yourself a good breakfast and remind yourself that you deserve to eat. Dress to impress— yourself. Do whatever makes you feel put together, even if you’re not leaving the house.
3). Water your plants and remind yourself that you love them even though they’re not growing quickly. The same should go for yourself.
4). Feed your pets and remind yourself that there will be no one to love them if you commit suicide. Know that there is no one your cat purrs louder around and there is no one your dog’s face lights up for but you.
5). Return all the things you’ve been meaning to return. Return the clothes that make you feel fat. Return the clothes that make you feel ugly. Return your sick clothes. Throw them away if you need to. Let go if you need to. Cry if you need to and remember why you kept them for so long, but know that it is okay to let them go now. Return your cynicism to the cold boy who taught you it was better to love nothing. Make him feel how warm your heart is now without him.
6). Get new curtains. Close them. Close your eyes. Open them. Pull away the curtains. Let yourself reminded that there may be things in life you can’t control, but how much light enters your room is something you can control. The same can be said for your soul. You decide how much light you let in. You decide how many people you let in. You decide how many people you let help you. You decide how you love and who you love. Let that sink in for a moment.
7). Let yourself float in water. You only drown when you panic. Lie on your back and relax. Even on days when you can’t function, remind yourself that all you have to do is float. As long as you are breathing, you are alive.
— 5:42 p.m. (To-do list on days I can’t function)