there’s something about you, something amazing & beautiful but not like anyone I’ve ever known. there’s a world within you, a world I want to know entirely, a world I’ve never known. there’s a feeling you give me, one unlike any I’ve ever felt. and one that is truly valuable for I know I will never feel this way with anyone, ever again.
tattoos are associated with the parts of life we want to remember and some we want to forget but we can’t because they changed us, they made us. they’re the things & people we love, our morals, the things we find beauty in & believe in. they’re meaningful to us. it’s something to show the world. it’s identity in its truest form.
You know what perfect is? It’s a test.. It’s a challenge for your mind, heart, body, and soul – it’s meant to break you and make you until you learn that there is no perfect. It’s invisible to the eye because it doesn’t exist – it reveals what you’re made out of because when perfection no longer has power over you – you realize you’ve been complete all along. The idea of perfection tests boundaries, it motivates you but it’s not something that’s tangible. It’s not some prize you win and it’s certainly not an end point – if you let this idea manipulate your mind and control your life – you’ll never be happy because you’ll never uncover the camouflage of perfection. Perfection lies in being real, in being honest, in being the best version of yourself, of bettering yourself after mistakes, of being full of flaws and imperfections that you own, of taking chances and opportunities that make your life full, of spending time with people who bring something beautiful to your life, of being true to you, of being happy. At the end of the day, there’s no being perfect, there’s just all of this. Don’t spend your life striving for perfection when you can be enjoying the truth of life. Your pursuit of dreams, passions, love, and yourself should be something more than a pursuit of perfection – there is no depth, no meaning, no impact in this.
by: allison ryder
you are the poem I don’t know how to write,
the words I don’t know how to translate.
the kiss we’ve longed for, for months.
the kiss you finally made happen.
you are the best story I have,
and I keep it hidden between us.
you are the beginning
into a life of beauty, youth, and meaning.
you are the emotions that are evoked
under my skin, on my lips, at the tip of my tongue-
down to my bones shaking, I can feel you.
but I can’t put it into words.
I’m overwhelmed into silence.
this has never happened before.
the greatest story ever told
lies between our bodies.
you’re looking and looking for what’s missing…
haven’t you figured it out yet?
love is everything.
and no matter how much you try to fill that void,
the only way to fill it
is with heart.
you can cover every minute of the clock,
with work, hobbies, interests, passions
but one day,
you’ll walk down a road,
a breeze will sweep past your face and
evoke this feeling….
remind you of what you long for.
there’s always time for it,
you have to make time for it.
if it matters. stop neglecting your heart.
when what you do
contradicts what you say you want,
it’s time to reevaluate.
love is everything.
and for love, it’s never too late.
but if you don’t give it the chance,
you strip yourself
of what you seek the most.