that makes me happy

Just a place to visualize the next 5 - 75 years

“Can you imagine how it would feel if your heart were open, if everywhere you went you trusted, and knew that the Universe was friendly? How would your life flow if you believed that your inner guidance was gentle and kind and that people were sending you love wherever you went, and that you were broadcasting a beam of love to everyone?”

—   

Orin (via emotional-algebra)

I was like that once and still am to a certain degree…But When you trust and love everyone you find out rather quickly that everyone’s version of “love” isn’t kind or pure or peaceful. It’s violent, it’s jealous…it’s everything that love is not supposed to be. And when you encounter false for long periods you begin to get a callus…You get smarter, quieter, more distant. You don’t readily offer your heart like you did before.

(via dynastylnoire)

I’ve found this to be true in love and platonic relationships. I find that I don’t smile as often. I don’t help as often. I don’t reach out nearly as often and I don’t expose my sensitive sides readily. I don’t like that. I want to be as happy and as loving as I once was. Life has done a number on me. But I want to get back to who I was. 

(via dynastylnoire)

dynastylnoire:

trillaryclinton:

you black british men

will be the end of me

true

listen

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followthewestwind:

The Canterbury Labyrinth, University of Kent. Frosty Dawn, Canterbury Cathedral. by Jim_Higham on Flickr.

"I seek comfort in what will not disfigure, hurt, squash or break my identity."

artblackafrica:

- nneka

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The dark corner

of a jazz club will never get old…

(Source: harborware, via southernlion)

accras:

Fred & Ginger were the best

(Source: haroldlloyds)

post nasal drip is a misery

but dammit if I’m not going to get dressed, look smashing and go hear this jazz tonight.

accras:

Lush Weeping Willow 

divalocity:

Screen shots from Lupita’s photo shoot for People magazine. I want to see the actual editorial.

(via lickmykris)

afrodottie:

withlove-sunny:

Currently: Honey Vanilla Chamomile Herbal Tea & Americanah

That’s my kind of Friday night! @withlove-sunny

afrodottie:

withlove-sunny:

Currently: Honey Vanilla Chamomile Herbal Tea & Americanah

That’s my kind of Friday night! @withlove-sunny

afrodottie:

notinmyyard:

If you didn’t know about this, now you know.

I’ve gotta try this! But I never finish the entire thing before the exp date. Not used to the concept of drinking milk. Ugh

afrodottie:

notinmyyard:

If you didn’t know about this, now you know.

I’ve gotta try this! But I never finish the entire thing before the exp date. Not used to the concept of drinking milk. Ugh

dynastylnoire:

negressive:

“I didn’t know anything about dolls. I didn’t know what they were made from, how long it takes to make them, I knew nothing,” Williams confessed. “What I had was the desire to produce a product that would uplift the self-esteem of our little girls. From that vision I worked to find manufacturers and learn. I researched how to do it.”

A few years ago my mother’s best friend, Dr. Lisa Williams, got the idea to start a line of dolls aimed at increasing the self-worth and esteem of little black girls.
These dolls have been important to me, even as an adult, in that they are creating an image of black girls that is a reflection of their beauty. Something healthy, and something attainable. The motto is "Positively Perfect, Just the Way Your Are."
Having had the opportunity to witness the process, it warms me to say that they have truly been made with love.
Where to find them:

boooooooooooooooooooooooooost

“Commit to loving yourself completely. It’s the most radical thing you will do in your lifetime.”

—   Andrea Gibson (via yeshecholwa)

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