I am not the first person you loved.
You are not the first person I looked at
with a mouthful of forevers. We
have both known loss like the sharp edges
of a knife. We have both lived with lips
more scar tissue than skin. Our love came
unannounced in the middle of the night.
Our love came when we’d given up
on asking love to come. I think
that has to be part
of its miracle.
This is how we heal.
I will kiss you like forgiveness. You
will hold me like I’m hope. Our arms
will bandage and we will press promises
between us like flowers in a book.
I will write sonnets to the salt of sweat
on your skin. I will write novels to the scar
of your nose. I will write a dictionary
of all the words I have used trying
to describe the way it feels to have finally,
finally found you.
And I will not be afraid
of your scars.
I know sometimes
it’s still hard to let me see you
in all your cracked perfection,
but please know:
whether it’s the days you burn
more brilliant than the sun
or the nights you collapse into my lap
your body broken into a thousand questions,
you are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.
I will love you when you are a still day.
I will love you when you are a hurricane.
Beats. | Songs that will rush through your veins, and leave your foot tapping and your body dancing long after they’ve finished.
antidote for anxiety: a collection of sad songs that are somehow comforting.
1. be calm - fun. | 2. that’s okay - the hush sound | 3. little talks - of monsters and men | 4. everything is alright - motion city soundtrack | 5. round here - counting crows | 6. therapy - all time low | 7. hear me - imagine dragons | 8. one step at a time (acoustic) - four year strong | 9. there, there katie - jack’s mannequin | 10. lua - bright eyes | 11. asleep - the smiths | 12. the gambler - fun. | 13. what sarah said - death cab for cutie | 14. what a catch, donnie - fall out boy | 15. twin size mattress - the front bottoms | 16. sad songs - the maine | 17. the boy who blocked his own shot - brand new
s w a l l o w e d i n t h e s e a; a mix for the ocean
i. swimming – abel korzeniowski | ii. ships in the night – mat kearney ft. ingrid michaelson |iii. if i had a boat – james vincent mcmorrow | iv. swimming – florence + the machine | v. tethered – sleeping at last | vi. i follow rivers – lykke li | vii. my blood – ellie goulding | viii. behind the sea – panic! at the disco | ix. cicadas and gulls – feist | x. from finner – of monsters and men | xi. transatlanticism – death cab for cutie | xii. six days at the bottom of the ocean – explosions in the sky
i’m on top of the world - a mix for that feeling of wanderlust, for the rising sun, for the adventure in front of you, for the urge to spread your wings in the great wide world…[listen]
1. on top of the world (imagine dragons) 2. boston (augustana) 3. counting stars (onerepublic) 4. laura palmer (bastille) 5. young blood (the naked and famous) 6. brave (sara bareilles) 7. life is a highway (rascal flatts) 8. escape route (paramore) 9. pompeii (bastille) 10. fast car (boyce avenue ft. kina grannis) 11. around the world (daft punk) 12. here comes the sun (the beatles) 13. it’s time (imagine dragons) 14. mountain sound (of monsters and men) 15. all summer long (kid rock) 16. the sound of sunshine (michael franti and the spearhead) 17. good life (one republic) 18. hello cold word (paramore) 19. daylight (maroon 5) 20. paradise (coldplay) 21. sitting on top of the world (delta goodrem) 22. unwritten (natasha bedingfield) 23. take it easy (stan walker) 24. wings (little mix) 25. young blood [reinholder remix] (the naked and famous)