[sees a grizzly bear at the zoo] [knocks the window] play 2 weekks
when you wake up
and forget how to look at the world with warmth,
when it takes all of the energy you have
to turn off the alarm and open the blinds:
when you forget to eat for days and push in your ribs ashamed,
when you look in the mirror
and see your stretches coming back,
the vitamins you take every morning,
the anxiety medicine in your purse
when you can’t fucking breathe
because you had that dream again
and you can’t fucking think straight
because you feel that breath on your neck:
when you can’t sleep and stare at the ceiling
playing your past like a projection lit by the glow of your phone,
when you feel like your wings were clipped
by a man who never asked before climbing into your bed,
when you’ve gone months without writing anything
and months of doctors appointments on your schedule:
remember that you may still be young
but your bones have held you so strong
please don’t ever let them stop whispering,
please remember this:
you are stronger than this.
you deserve more than this.
you fought the war before it began
and you’ll celebrate the victory long before it’s over.
- sincerely, d.a.h (via whisperingbones)
- Kuba Wojewodzki, Polish journalist and comedian (via notnai)
This week I made an animated chart of butterflies! These are all butterflies that you can find throughout North America, and I picked the 42 that I thought were the most colorful and unique.