your life

I want to be alone and I want people to notice me - both at the same time
Thom Yorke 

I love you more than my own skin.
-Frida Kahlo

Books are adventure. They contain murder and mayhem and passion. They love anyone who opens them.

“No dreams impassion the sleep of this mahout’s helper, battered to death by an elephant after the boy teased it.” - National Geographic, 1971.

Your life is not an episode of Skins. Things will never look quite as good as they do in a faded, sun-drenched Polaroid; your days are not an editorial from Lula. Your life is not a Sofia Coppola movie, or a Chuck Palahniuk novel, or a Charles Bukowski poem. Grace Coddington isn’t your creative director. Bon Iver and Joy Division don’t play softly in the background at appropriate moments. Your hysterical teenage diary isn’t a work of art. Your room probably isn’t Selby material. Your life isn’t a Tumblr screencap. Every word that comes out of your mouth will not be beautiful and poignant, infinitely quotable. Your pain will not be pretty. Crying till you vomit is always shit. You cannot romanticize hurt. Or sadness. Or loneliness. You will have homework, and hangovers and bad hair days. The train being late won’t lead to any fateful encounters, it will make you late. Sometimes your work will suck. Sometimes you will suck. Far too often, everything will suck - and not in a Wes Anderson kind of way. And there is no divine consolation - only the knowledge that we will hopefully experience the full spectrum - and that sometimes, just sometimes, life will feel like a Coppola film.


some of the greatest photos ever. i wish i knew who took them. i'm pretty sure they're from the 70s, just based off the color hues.


  1. Oh god I love the tarantula one!

  2. love all of the quotes. the last one is so true, harsh though because I wish my life was a Wes Anderson film.
    those pictures are amazing, as well.

  3. The unknown quote made me think. Some days I do actually feel like I'm in an episode of Skins :) Love the pictures!


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