“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”
"One also has to be aware of style. Each woman has to choose their own, without caring about what people think, regardless of whether they are men or women. I have had the same look for years, and often, a few of my boyfriends have asked me, “Why do you wear so much make-up? Why do you dress like that? You attract a lot of attention…” Well, I do it because it makes me feel good. If you feel like wearing red lipstick, do it." - Dita Von Teese for L’Officiel Singapore, 2014
These were the songs that brought me through some of the most difficult times in highschool. I would dream about escape and float away into another place, carried by Feist’s brittle but tensile voice. I found myself in the folds of her poetry.
I would lie down in the middle of my living room and listen to this for hours on end. She was my Jeff Buckley before I discovered Jeff Buckley.
Just live. Not all of us ride horses, climb mountains, have our own gardens, work on 1950’s Land Rovers or what have ya, and that is a-ok. You don’t have to fit in the confines of living “old-school” or trying to be “genuine”. Do your day to day and enjoy that! Your journey is just as captivating as anyone’s, regardless of how many filters make it look good on @instagram. It’s okay to just live, no one can ask anything more from you, and you can only one-up it by living well. - 1924