Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is the way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.

William Martin (via blonde-on-grey)

I have to hand it to you kid. Most people come to Paris to fall in love…you came and got slapped.

Big (via whatwouldcarriesay)


Water Lilies, Claude Monet


Water Lilies, Claude Monet



christmas is so much worse as you get older it’s like “what do you want this year?” “a sense of purpose”

"a career" "financial security" "a sex life" "tuition for grad school" "alcohol" "a nap" "socks would be nice"

  • person:

    but what if your parents had aborted YOU

  • me:

    well okay for starters i wouldn't have been forced to hear that stupid ass comment you just made