1. Spit it into her voice-mail, a little slurred and sounding like the shot whiskey you downed for courage. Feel as ashamed as you do walking into work in last night’s clothes. Wake up cringing for days, waiting for her to mention it.

2. Sigh it into her mouth, wedged in between teeth and tongues. Don’t even let your lips move when you say it, ever so lightly, into the air. Maybe it was just an exhalation of ecstasy.

3. Buy her flowers. Buy her chocolate. Buy her a teddy bear, because that’s what every romantic comedy has taught you. Take her out to a nice restaurant where neither of you feel comfortable and spend the whole night clearing your throat and tugging at your tie. Feel like your actions are more suited to a proposal than the simple confession of something you’ve always known.

4. Whisper it into her hair in the middle of the night, after you’ve counted the space between her breaths and are certain she’s asleep. Shut your eyes quickly when she shifts toward you in askance. Maybe you were just sleep whispering.

5. Blurt it out in the middle of an impromptu dance party in the kitchen, as clumsy as your two left feet. When time seems to freeze, hastily tack on “in that shirt” or “when you make your award-winning meatballs” or, if you are feeling particularly brave, “when we do this.” Resume dancing and pretend you don’t feel her eyes on you the rest of the night.

6. Write her a letter in which the amount of circumnavigating and angst could rival Mr. Darcy’s. Debate where to leave it all day – on her pillow? In her coat pocket? Throw it away in frustration, conveniently leaving it face up in the trashcan, her name scrawled on the front in your sloppy handwriting. Let her wonder if you meant it.

7. Wait until something terrible has happened and you can’t not tell her anymore. Wait until she almost gets hit by a car crossing Wabash against the light and after you are done cursing at the shit-for-brains cab drivers in this city, realize you are actually just terrified of living without her. Tell her with your hands shaking.

8. Say it deliberately, your tongue a springboard for every syllable. Over coffee, brushing your teeth side-by-side, as you turn off the light to go to sleep – it doesn’t matter where. Do not adorn it with extra words like “I think” or “I might.” Do not sigh heavily as if admitting it were a burden instead of the most joyous thing you’ve ever done. Look her in the eyes and pray, heart thumping wildly, that she will turn to you and say, “I love you too.”

everythingcentralasia:

Capitals of Central Asian Countries:
Astana, Kazakhstan. - “Capital” (x)
Tashkent, Uzbekistan. - “Stone City” (x)
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. - “Pishpek (churn)” (x)
Dushanbe, Tajikistan. - “Monday” (x)
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. - “City of love” (x)
Kabul, Afghanistan. - “Named for Kabul river.” (x)

raraoaawr:

they’re meant for each other 

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A warrior feeds her body well. She trains it, works on it. Where she lacks knowledge, she studies. But above all, she must believe in her strength of will and purpose and heart and soul.

pleatedjeans:

BEST PRANK EVER

curtis-ballard:

Your body is made of the same elements that lionesses are built from. Three quarters of you is the same kind of water that beats rocks to rubble, wears stones away. Your DNA translates into the same twenty amino acids that wolf genes code for. When you look in the mirror and feel weak, remember, the air you breathe in fuels forest fires capable of destroying everything they touch. On the days you feel ugly, remember: diamonds are only carbon. You are so much more.

fagoverboard666:

babyminaj:

i love this so much

i have this printed out on my wall

xx

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azisanoor:

'And our paper planes cross oceans'
Watercolor and Aquarelle pencils on paper

azisanoor:

'And our paper planes cross oceans'

Watercolor and Aquarelle pencils on paper

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phoenix5power:

This actually made me fucking cry.

phoenix5power:

This actually made me fucking cry.

pakistank2:

Gilgit-Baltistan, 2014

pakistank2:

Gilgit-Baltistan, 2014

10000steps:

Water. Crucial for flushing out toxins, delivering nutrients, and keeps skin looking fresh. Hydrate with: Water, Peaches, Green Tea, Cucumbers
Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene. Helps skin heal and rebuild tissue, and is an anti-aging tool to prevents wrinkles. Eat:  Broccoli, Papaya, Carrots
Vitamin B Complex. Gives your skin a glow by boosting blood circulation and helps your skin receive oxygen. Eat: Beans, Sweet Potatoes, Bananas, etc.
Vitamin C: Stimulates the production of collagen in your skin, making it elastic, youthful and firm.  Eat: Grapefruit, Kiwi, Papaya
Vitamin E: Reduces the appearance of age spots, wrinkles, stretch marks.Eat: Greens, Nuts, Tropical fruits
Fatty Acids:  Protects against sun damage, allows water and nutrients into the skin while keeping toxins out, and wards off inflammation dark. Eat: Beets, fish, almonds, avocado
Pectin: Prevent wrinkles and blemishes, keeps skin conditioned and toned, essential in driving acne away for clear and beautiful skin.  Eat: Kiwi, Apples, Peaches, Peas
Selenium: Improves the skin at a cellular level, helps regenerate vitamins E and C, protects against sun damage, helps heal injuries, and flaky skin. Eat: Brazil Nuts, Whole Wheat, Brown Rice
Lycopene: Protects against agents that clogged pores and create breakouts, and helps reduce inflammation. Eat: Tomatoes
Natural Alpha Hydroxyl Acids: Refreshes and brightens skin. Eat: Apples
Other Antioxidants: Fights against free radicals and helps rejuvenate the skin.  Eat: Cantaloupe,  Plums, Blueberries 
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10000steps:

Water. Crucial for flushing out toxins, delivering nutrients, and keeps skin looking fresh. Hydrate with: Water, Peaches, Green Tea, Cucumbers

Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene. Helps skin heal and rebuild tissue, and is an anti-aging tool to prevents wrinkles. Eat:  Broccoli, Papaya, Carrots

Vitamin B Complex. Gives your skin a glow by boosting blood circulation and helps your skin receive oxygen. Eat: Beans, Sweet Potatoes, Bananas, etc.

Vitamin C: Stimulates the production of collagen in your skin, making it elastic, youthful and firm.  Eat: Grapefruit, Kiwi, Papaya

Vitamin E: Reduces the appearance of age spots, wrinkles, stretch marks.Eat: Greens, Nuts, Tropical fruits

Fatty Acids:  Protects against sun damage, allows water and nutrients into the skin while keeping toxins out, and wards off inflammation dark. Eat: Beets, fish, almonds, avocado

Pectin: Prevent wrinkles and blemishes, keeps skin conditioned and toned, essential in driving acne away for clear and beautiful skin.  Eat: Kiwi, Apples, Peaches, Peas

Selenium: Improves the skin at a cellular level, helps regenerate vitamins E and C, protects against sun damage, helps heal injuries, and flaky skin. Eat: Brazil Nuts, Whole Wheat, Brown Rice

Lycopene: Protects against agents that clogged pores and create breakouts, and helps reduce inflammation. Eat: Tomatoes

Natural Alpha Hydroxyl Acids: Refreshes and brightens skin. Eat: Apples

Other Antioxidants: Fights against free radicals and helps rejuvenate the skin.  Eat: Cantaloupe,  Plums, Blueberries 

Source (x)