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    Rain is good for romance. Walk through any city on a rainy day and you’re bound to see this: couples close and happy under a shared umbrella, one’s hand wrapped around the other’s on the handle. Or getting gloriously drenched together, usually grinning and soaking wet, the hell with an umbrella. Or head to head at small tables under outdoor cafe awnings. Pretending they stopped here to keep out of the rain, but really using the excuse to sit close together and touch a lot. Others enter a store laughing, laughing at their wetness, delighted about everything. They don’t want to buy anything; they’re just using this dry place as an intermission. A happy older couple across the restaurant helping each other dry off. They’re chatting animatedly for the first time in days, comparing notes about walking hand in hand through the storm to get here. They’re both famished now. Something about walking in the rain. They’ll eat like champions.

    Days like these stay with you. A long time later you’ll ask— remember the crazy time we got caught in that storm? And their eyes will light up. Of course they remember. Guaranteed.
    Rain is good for romance.

    Jonathan Carroll (via browndresswithwhitedots)
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  • "He loved her, of course, but better than that, he chose her, day after day. Choice: that was the thing."
    Sherman Alexie, The Toughest Indian In The World (via akachristiannaa)

    (Source: kitty-en-classe, via bookoisseur)

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  • "Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving. There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand. But it will only be because of the weather or the flu or one of my moods… Not because I love you less. Please remember that."
    Sylvia Plath (via aworldoficecream)

    (Source: bluestockingreads, via bookoisseur)

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  • "You tried to change didn’t you?
    closed your mouth more
    tried to be softer
    less volatile, less awake
    but even when sleeping you could feel
    him travelling away from you in his dreams
    so what did you want to do love
    split his head open?
    you can’t make homes out of human beings
    someone should have already told you that
    and if he wants to leave
    then let him leave
    you are terrifying
    and strange and beautiful
    something not everyone knows how to love."
    “For Women Who Are Difficult to Love,” Warsan Shire (via sotla)

    (Source: sottla, via doe-eyed-debtor)

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  • "If the full moon loves you, why worry about the stars?"
    Tunisian Proverb (via shimmyrock)

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  • "I was born to love - but none of you wanted to believe it, and that misunderstanding was crucial in forming my character. It’s true that nature was strangely inconsistent in giving me a warm heart, but also a face that was like a stone mask and a tongue that was heavy and slow. She refused me what she bestowed freely on even the most loutish of my fellow men… . People judged my inner character by my outer covering, and like a sterile fruit, I withered under the rough husk I couldn’t slough off."
    George Sand (via thatkindofwoman)

    (Source: misswallflower, via thatkindofwoman)

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