Fiona Mairead

I love language and Vladimir Nabokov.
I dance and I read.




That middle sliver is “breathing”.

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Despite what you’ve read, your sadness is not beautiful. No one will see you in the bookstore, curled up with your Bukowski, and want to save you.

Stop waiting
for a salvation that will not come from the grey-eyed boy looking for an annotated copy of Shakespeare,
for an end to your sadness in Keats.
He coughed up his lungs at 25, and flowery words cannot conceal a life barely lived.

Your life is fragile, just beginning, teetering on the violent edge of the world.

Your sadness will bury you alive, and you are the only one who can shovel your way out with hardened hands and ragged fingernails, bleeding your despair into the unforgiving earth.

Darling, you see, no heroes are coming for you. Grab your sword, and don your own armor.


What do you mean you want to have all of her? Her molecule is a wave. Fools who try to drink an ocean just end up drowned.


She was answering my questions in English, while speaking to her mother in Japanese, so I remarked how impressive it was that she spoke two languages already. “Well her father is Russian,” said the mom, “so she speaks that too.”

‎’Slut’ is attacking women for their right to say yes. ‘Friend Zone’ is attacking women for their right to say no.
And “bitch” is attacking women for their right to call you on it (via elovers)

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Refusing to vote holds no one accountable.

I bought you books
Pick up line that will have me hook, line, and sinker (via bookwormbabe89)

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cole sprouse talking that real talk

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Legendary photography duo Hillerbrand+Magsamen are back with a new series that reinterprets the Hindu symbol of the mandala.

Stephan Hillerbrand and Mary Magsamen visit the homes of American families and carefully arrange common household items into the iconic cosmic shape.

Photos Incorporate the Mandala With American Culture

via Feature Shoot

(via npr)


Anyone else tired of women’s health being a political issue?


Hard truth.