“Greeting cards routinely tell us everybody deserves love. No. Everybody deserves clean water. Not everybody deserves love all the time.”
A guy once told me to me less of a “dark weirdo” but stories like this make me proud to be dark.
My then-boyfriend used to say there was something gross about strip clubs. “Strippers just pretend to like you,” he said while smoking outside a strip club where we were buying a cheap dinner. “Who wants to pay someone to pretend to like you?
This was a pleasure to compile. A life hack for you: ask everybody you know what essay, article, story or poem has most profoundly affected them, and you get an inbox full of fantastic content to sort through.
There’s something about seeing how ancient wisdom applies to a modern life that makes everything seem that much more connected.
6th Circle (Heresy): Times Square
I become obsessed with myself as a minor author in society.
I walked, I sat and read. I walked, I sat and read.
Are You There, God? It’s Me, Holden Caulfield.
I will never go to war, you know. I will never have to. The first time I go to France will be a trip with my school.