Coffre Fort

Your handwriting. The way you walk. Which china pattern you choose. It’s all giving you away. Everything you do shows your hand. Everything is a self-portrait. Everything is a diary.

Chuck Palahniuk 

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Never ruin an apology with an excuse.

—Benjamin Franklin

Let us look for beauty and grace, for love and friendship, for that which is creative and birth-giving and soul-stretching. Let us dare to laugh at ourselves, healthy affirmative laughter. Only when we take ourselves lightly can we take ourselves seriously, so that we are given the courage to say, “Yes! I dare disturb the universe.”

—Madeleine L’Engle


"Strong is the New Pretty" is a new photo series by Kate Parker which shows her two daughters and their friends "just as they are: loud, athletic, fearless, messy, joyous, frustrated. I wanted to celebrate them, just as they are, and show them that is enough.  Being pretty or perfect is not important. Being who they are is."

Photos by Kate T. Parker.

(via npr)

The subtlety of the heart’s language

“”Good Morning”

“How was your day?”

“Be careful”

“Text me when you get home so I know you’re safe”

“Sweet dreams”

“How are you?”

“I hope you’re feeling better”

“Have a good day today!”

“I miss you”

“Good night”

“Can you come over?”

“Can I come over?”

“Can I see you?”

“Can I call you?”

“You’re beautiful”

“Want something to drink?”

“Watch your step”

“Let’s watch a movie”

“What are you up to?”

“How is your day so far?”

“It will be okay”

"I’m here for you”

“Do you need anything?”

“Are you hungry?”

“I just wanted to hear your voice”

“You just made my day”

 You don’t have to hear “I Love You” to know that someone does. Listen carefully. People speak from the heart more often than you think.”

— Blocklava