Chase thunder.

My name is Zoe
I like roses and quotes and books and social issues and traveling and love and the stars and the moon and psychology and working towards something and brisk cool nights and everything else in between.

"You attain the goal and realize the shocking realization that attaining the goal does not complete or redeem you, does not make everything for your life “OK” as you are, in the culture, educated to assume it will do. And then you face this fact that what you had thought would have meaning does not have meaning when you get it, and you are impaled by shock."
David Foster Wallace; Infinite Jest (via allmymetaphors)


J.D. Salinger’s biography to publish in the fall from S&S. 

FYI, we are testing the Tumblr “Respect” button as we speak…

"Are you lonely?""It’s been a lifetime of loneliness. I decided early on that I better get used to it. I go to movies by myself. If the movie theater is completely empty, I’m even happier. I learned early on that if I wanted to go to restaurants, I better learn to go by myself. One benefit to being big is that people don’t bother you. I’m shocked that you came up to me. Nobody’s ever done that. When I started to go to therapy, it took me several sessions before I even spoke a word. I’d just sit there and cry. And honestly, you caught me on a tough day. I was sitting here feeling really bad about myself. Because I went to the doctor today, and I was sure that I’d lost weight. But I’d gained some."

"Most of the time it’s hard to be lonely all the time."

Almost. It’s a big word for me. I feel it everywhere. Almost home. Almost happy. Almost changed. Almost, but not quite. Not yet. Soon, maybe.

Joan Bauer (via rauchwolken)

(via dreamandbeloved)

"It’s better to dance than to march through life."
"My body is not perfect, but it is mine, and it is the only one I will ever get."

Birthday Magazine
Editor Yomi Adegoke
Photographer: Kim Jobson
Model: Isha
MUA: Jaesha Duffus