"When I think about my immediate reaction to that redheaded girl, it seems to spring from an appreciation of natural beauty. I mean the heart pleasure you get from looking at speckled leaves or the palimpsested bark of plane trees in Provence. There was something richly appealing in her color combination, the ginger snaps floating in the milk-white skin, the gold highlights in the strawberry hair. It was like autumn, looking at her. It was like driving up north to see the colors."
by Jeffrey Eugenides (via pacificaly)

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"Women are considered fragile but I’ve never seen anything as easily wounded as a man’s ego"
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Drink Up


The first time you and I met we were both drunk,
and the moon shone through the crossbeams
like smoke through a sieve.
You took your bourbon with mint and I, a lavender gin and tonic.
Our voices slurred together when we were introduced,
so that we had to repeat our names several times.

"Please, I want so badly for good things to happen."
by Sylvia Plath, 10 January 1953, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (via lifeinpoetry)