And how odd it is
to be haunted by someone
that is still alive.
I Guess the Old You is a Ghost (#589: June 25, 2014)

August 11th, 4:12pm breath catching to
the car radio eulogy and all I see is your smile.
A smile that I know. A contagion, didn’t
you know? And I know your diagnosis.

And in myself I see you. Robin,
do you think we gave too much away?
Do you think we should’ve saved
more for ourselves?

I stand five foot four with thought-tangled
curls and open palms, even from the ground,
especially from the ground. My childhood
home was a battlefield where I had to fight to
be heard, and my voice was a cry that earned
its right inside of me; 12 years later, I’m finally
not afraid to speak out loud anymore. Robin, my
body, it – it was a bomb shelter, it was my safe
place to occupy – until it wasn’t anymore.

But did others’ laughter ease the pain for you
like it does for me? Had touching others with your
word eased the acres of emotional distance in your
heart for you, like what I feel in my poetry?

Because regardless of this toxicity between
my temples, something so much stronger’s soaked into
my blood: to be what I never had, to guide where I was
once lost, to give what I was never given, and you, sir,
gave so much. To so many,

when so many of us needed something to take,
whether we knew it or not. I don’t know what’s more
admirable about people like us, the love we attract or
the love we exude. But all I can really say now is

thank you. I watch post after post, dedication after
dedication after emotion after heartbreak after
expression of gratitude after another: you are
a shining reminder to us all, that even if we don’t
know how to ask for it to be shown, even if we don’t
feel it, (and God knows how we can’t feel it sometimes):

we are so loved, and so cherished.
O captain, my Captain, you are so
loved, you, are still so cherished.

And I promise to live the years ahead
so hard for you and the rest of us. May
you rest in all the peace you expelled.

valentina thompson,
For the Kind of Mr. Robin Williams, a Tributary (via theseoverusedwords)

holyviners:

It’s so sad that someone who gave the world so much happiness, couldn’t find it for himself.

You’re free now, genie.

Forever missed, forever loved.

bluecaptions:

More than just one man.

bluecaptions:

More than just one man.

astoriaphilo:

Dead Kennedys

astoriaphilo:

Dead Kennedys

ok but like ask me things
1. Last kiss
2. Last phone call
3. Last text message
4. Last song you listened to
5. Last time you cried
HAVE YOU EVER:
6. Dated someone twice
7. Been cheated on
8. Self harmed
9. Lost someone special
10. Been depressed
11. Been drunk and threw up
THIS YEAR HAVE YOU:
12. had sex
13. How many people have you had sex with this year?
15. Made a new friend
17. Laughed until you cried
18. Met someone who changed you
19. Found out who your true friends were
20. Found out someone was talking about you
26. What did you do for your last Birthday
27. What time did you wake up today
29. Name something you CANNOT wait for
30. Last time you saw your all of your siblings at the same time
31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life
32. What are you listening to right now
33. When is the last time you had sex?
34. Who's getting on your nerves right now
35. Most visited webpage
36. Favorite colour
37. Nicknames
38. Relationship Status
39. Zodiac sign
40. Male or female
41. Primary school
42. Secondary School
43. High school/college
44. Eye color
46. Height
47. Do you have a crush on someone
48. What do you like about yourself
49. Piercings
50. Tattoos
51. Righty or lefty
FIRSTS:
53. First piercing
54. First best friend
55. First hookup
56. First Bestfriend
RIGHT NOW:
59. Eating
60. Drinking
61. I'm about to
62. Listening to
63. Waiting for
YOUR FUTURE:
64. Want kids?
65. Get married?
66. Career
WHICH IS BETTER:
67. Lips or eyes
68. Hugs or kisses
69. Shorter or taller
70. Older or Younger
71. Romantic or spontaneous
72. Nice stomach or nice arms
73. Sensitive or loud
74. Hook-up or relationship
HAVE YOU EVER:
76. Kissed a stranger
77. Drank hard liquor
78. Lost glasses/contacts
79. Had sex
80. Broken someone's heart
82. Been arrested
83. Turned someone down
84. Cried when someone died
85. Fallen for a friend
DO YOU BELIEVE IN:
86. Yourself
87. Miracles
88. Love at first sight
89. Heaven
90. Santa Clause
91. Kiss on the first date
92. Angels
93. How would you label yourself?
94. Someone You Pray Everyday For
95. Did you sing today
96. Who From All Your Ex's have You Cared The Most About
97. If you could go back in time, how far would you go?
98. Out Of Everything In The World What Do You Wish For
99. Are you afraid of falling in love?
100. Do you like the way you look?
Actually ask me something. Anon or not.
thesleepydark:

my first quote thing woo

thesleepydark:

my first quote thing woo

rawcolorado:

 


Young couple kissing; Chicago, 1966
Photo: William Gedney

rawcolorado:

 

Young couple kissing; Chicago, 1966

Photo: William Gedney