"We’d get advanced warning when the American B-52’s were going to bomb the enemy positions. These were the most frightening times of the war. We’d stuff cotton in our ears and our nose and shut our eyes tight and crouch down against the ground. The bombs didn’t drop in one place. They spread out like sand. And if you weren’t ready for them and happened to be standing up with your ears uncovered and your eyes open, the pressure alone could burst your heart or break a vessel in your brain. When they dropped their bombs, I don’t think those pilots knew what it was like on the ground."
(Ho Chi Minh City \ Saigon, Vietnam)
this makes me want to tear up. I was born in America but a part of my heart will always be with my people in Vietnam.
Straight to the point.
This shit is my favorite
(Source: fckyounate, via theleeannlove)
"We’re living in an era where capturing moments using our phones is more important than actually living these moments with whoever is beside us."
So when people leave, I’ve learned the secret: let them. Because, most of the time, they have to.
Let them walk away and go places. Let them have adventures in the wild without you. Let them travel the world and explore life beyond a horizon that you exist in.
And know, deep down, that heroes aren’t qualified by their capacity to stay… but by their decision to return. — The Staying Philosophy (via numeroxi)
(Source: valerie-hawkeye, via numeroxi)
To young to take on the world,
but too old to do nothing ‘cause then you’re not even trying
Wong Fu Productions: After Us
"After Us." - Wong Fu Productions
The 4 stages: reminiscing/retracting, release, rebuilding, and renewed.
For anyone who has ever been through something similar. For those who are still healing. You are going to be okay. We are going to be okay.
Thank you thank you thank you to my brother for sending this to me. 🙏
If I call you a “bro,” I treat you like family. Growing up as an only child with divorced parents made you lonely. So if I made a bond with you and call you my brother, that is a big thing. I believe in the brotherhood, shit you should see how my dad’s generation were. I would take a bullet for you, pay for you, or do anything, that’s how I treat my brothers. It sucks how people can treat you so poorly even though you treat them with such kindness. Well people come and people go. I don’t need people who disrespect me. I know I ain’t perfect or anything. To be frank, I’m a shitty person. Shit i’m rambling I should stop before I make a fool of myself.
I think the scariest thing about falling in love is that there’s always an opportunity to fall out of it. There is no signed contract, no promises that can’t be broken, no guarantees that that person will stick around and that scares me to death. One day, they can just wake up and be over your little weird habits, and the way you say the letter “I.” They’ll realize you’re selfish, they’ll realize they deserve so much more. And that’s the scariest thought I’ve ever had. — this is so personal i’m going to be sick (via brennanat)