But things work out, you know? Even if it doesn’t feel okay for a long time, or even if it feels like things will never be okay again, everything works out in the end. Lauren Morrill, Meant to Be (via simply-quotes)
24,667 notes   -  26 August 2014




Just let this sink in for a bit. #ferguson





just saw this on facebook, thought I’d share

we gonna get the proper justice for you. rip angel

28,954 notes   -  23 August 2014

4,475 plays


The Cure - Jumping Someone Else’s Train

840 notes   -  21 August 2014


Wake up

43,937 notes   -  14 August 2014

All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time.  Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet In Heaven (via pursuitofbeing)
3,659 notes   -  2 August 2014

Gentrifiers focus on aesthetics, not people. Because people, to them, are aesthetics.

Proponents of gentrification will vouch for its benevolence by noting it “cleaned up the neighbourhood”. This is often code for a literal white-washing. The problems that existed in the neighbourhood - poverty, lack of opportunity, struggling populations denied city services - did not go away. They were simply priced out to a new location.

That new location is often an impoverished suburb, which lacks the glamour to make it the object of future renewal efforts. There is no history to attract preservationists because there is nothing in poor suburbs viewed as worth preserving, including the futures of the people forced to live in them. This is blight without beauty, ruin without romance: payday loan stores, dollar stores, unassuming homes and unpaid bills. In the suburbs, poverty looks banal and is overlooked.

In cities, gentrifiers have the political clout - and accompanying racial privilege - to reallocate resources and repair infrastructure. The neighbourhood is “cleaned up” through the removal of its residents. Gentrifiers can then bask in “urban life” - the storied history, the selective nostalgia, the carefully sprinkled grit - while avoiding responsibility to those they displaced.

Sarah Kendzior - The peril of hipster economics (x)
8,157 notes   -  2 August 2014


wow, look how easy that was.

109,684 notes   -  2 August 2014

I walked out the door. There is no memory left.

9,361 notes   -  30 July 2014