Jess C. Scott
Vai ver o eclipse?
As pessoas tão sempre fumando nos filmes, né? Tem filme que eu deixo de ver só por causa disso. Perco a paciência. E sempre tem aquela frase, “Achei que você tinha parado…”, diz o ator, ao que o outro responde, “Parei, mas senti saudade” e por aí vai. Perpetuam essa ideia de que, se você parar de fumar, vai sentir saudade e fumar só um. E basta um cigarro, UM, para você voltar a ser fumante. Fumei por quase 25 anos. E hoje não consigo entender a tolerância que existe para com o cigarro. Um troço mais viciante que cocaína.
Não acordei pra ver o eclipse.
Tenho comido e dormido muito também, desde que parei de fumar. Não sinto saudade nenhuma.
Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free.
Brian Shimansky by ChuanDo & Frey, Homotography
“It is just a body. The more you can be neutral about a body, the better. Bodies change, and many times they change from things out of your control. Bodies do not, and never will, have anything to do with your value.”— Bevin Branlandingham, queer, fat, and femme inspires during Unity Week
"How weird it is to think I used to not know of your existence. I somehow lived my life without ever knowing you were a person. Once we met though, god I haven’t been able to get you out of my head since. It’s hard to imagine I used to be able to live my life without you consuming my head with thoughts."
Dear 10-Year-Old Self,
Before you ask me when you have your first kiss or if you’ll ever have a boyfriend, I need to tell you some more important stuff first. What’s more important than a first kiss, you ask? Plenty.
First of all, don’t let that kid in your class, Danny, who called you fat, make you self-consciously wear oversized sweatshirts for the next four years to hide your body. That kid is horrible and years from now he will be boring and bald and trying to get in touch with you to come to the set of the TV show you work on. No, you don’t work on Cheers. That show’s not on the air anymore. That would’ve been awesome, though.
Another thing: Say thank you, always. Gratitude is the closest thing to beauty manifested in an emotion. When you’re grateful, people are attracted to you.
Also: Make sure you appreciate Mom and Dad. Yes, they never seem to let you do anything now except read books. Once you turn 18 you’ll never get to live with them again, and you’ll live far away, and you will miss them so much it hurts.
Next: Learn forgiveness and bestow it generously.
Finally: Don’t let anyone give you any crap. Mastering a balance of these last two will take you a lifetime, so you had better get started now.
Life advice from one of my favorites.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca