Our kiss is a secret handshake, a password.
We love like spies, like bruised prize fighters,
Like children building tree houses.
Our love is serious business.
One look from you and my spine reincarnates as kite string.
When I hesitate to hold your hand,
it is because to know is to be responsible for knowing.
There is no clean way to enter
the heavy machinery of the heart.
Just jagged cutthroat questions.
Just the glitter and blood production.
The truth is this:
My love for you is the only empire
I will ever build.
When it falls,
as all empires do,
my career in empire building will be over.
I will retreat to an island.
I will dabble in the vacation-hut industry.
I will skulk about the private libraries and public parks.
I will fold the clean clothes.
I will wash the dishes.
I will never again dream of having the whole world.
|—||Mindy Nettifee, “This is the Nonsense of Love” (via larmoyante)|
I Married an Angel (1942) - Blooper
In the gifs above, Jeanette is supposed to give a birthday kiss to Nelson. She plays a shy gal who can’t quite get up the courage to do so. She leans forward, can’t do it, tries again, and as she looks into Nelson’s eyes he impishly crosses his. Her eyes start to cross and she bursts into laughter, totally breaking character.
Christmas Window Shopping c.1932
via via Mary Evans Picture Library / Everett Collection
Eat your vegetables!
2. Help people, and if you offer to help someone, follow through.
3. Be kind to people who work in retail and food service.
4. Let someone know you’re not interested.
5. Actually “hang out sometime.”
6. Be a little more honest.
7. Stop calling each other mean names on the internet.
8. Send more letters (not emails) and gifts.
9. Give more genuine complements.
10. Have more patience while waiting in lines.
|—||10 Little Things We Can Do To Make Life Easier For Each Other, Almie Rose (via rainydaysandblankets)|
|—||Charles Bukowski (via ze-random-ramlingz)|
This embodies how I feel about the holiday season.
Your lips are moving, your mouth is so close to mine.
I almost can taste your spit, pilsner brew and cigarettes.