Bits of Bliss

I collect life in stills and quotations as fragmentary yet whole experiences that reveal our humanity as beauty whether terrible, ambivalent, or wondrous. Existence in itself is the fascinated point of this site.

mostlyfiction:

The most beautiful and inspiring and the dearest peach to my heart, Ramna, has privileged us all with the opportunity to hold her words inside of our hands. I’ve had this wonderful book of poetry for only a few hours and I’ve already devoured it and am helping myself to seconds. Ramna is able to capture so many emotions and experiences and turn pain into a way of knowing and healing.

If there is any book of poetry that I recommend to you, my loves, Ramna’s debut book with a collection of haunting and revealing poems, Underbelly, is what I suggest for not only your eyes and your mind but the most gentle and soft parts of your belly and heart.

You can purchase Underbelly here,

and you can follow the beautiful and inspiring Ramna, here.

(via avaneel)

alexandraelle:

momma nature showed out today! our hike was perfection.

That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable.

—Deb Caletti, The Fortunes of Indigo Skye (via teenager90s)

Yep.

(via feellng)

I know what helped me was just keeping a very small focus on what was in front of me. When I had cancer, when my mother died, and when I was truly rock bottom, what was helpful to me were just the smallest steps of even just lying still and breathing and being like: ‘Ok, I’m alive. I’m here. And I’m breathing. Now I’m going to take a step beyond that even if it’s just a literal step.’ It was so helpful to me to focus on a small area and to not worry about things too far ahead. Each of those small steps has led me down a much bigger, longer road.

Tig Notaro (via good)

We’re all brought up to feel like there’s something wrong with us. We’re too fat. We’re dumb. We’re too smart. We’re not ladylike enough - stop cursing, chewing with your mouth open, speaking your mind. We’re too slutty. We’re not slutty enough. Fuck that. You’re not too fat. You’re not too loud. You’re not too smart. You’re not unladylike. There is nothing wrong with you

Jessica Valenti (via avvfvl)

(Source: safety-in-recovery, via avvfvl)