Arielle (or Ari).
Grand Valley State University.
Psychology major, sociology minor.
Nice to meet you. :)
Personal - My face - Music
"Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul."
"He was constantly reminded of how startlingly different a place the world was when viewed from a point only three feet to the left."
— Douglas Adams
"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."
"Stay neurotic. Stay frustrated. Stay emotional. Stay excited. Your life is happening."
"I know if you could snap both your fingers that you’d escape with me. But, in the meantime, I’ll just wait here and listen to you when you speak… or scream."
— Foster the People- “Waste” (via goneuncensored)
"You always hurt the one you love, the one you shouldn’t hurt at all. You always take the sweetest rose,and crush it till the petals fall.You always break the kindest heart, with a hasty word you can’t recall; so, if I broke your heart last night, it’s because I love you most of all."
"If you’re old enough to type, you should be old enough and mature enough to acknowledge the reality and significance of other people, and that—to use a crass metaphor—just as you wouldn’t want them pissing in your drinking water, maybe you ought not piss in theirs. This just seems so overwhelmingly obvious to me that when I see people on the Internet fail to show that basic level of human decency—the acknowledgment that other people are real and their feelings are significant—I get very sad."
"Never expect to outgrow loneliness. Never hope to find people who will understand you, someone to fill that space. If you expect to find people who will understand you, you will grow murderous with disappointment. The best you will ever do is to understand yourself, know what it is that you want, and not let the cattle stand in your way."
"Love is the one emotion that expands intelligence… Love is the act of one person allowing another person to be a legitimate other."
— Humberto Maturana
"When you believe that a group of people intrinsically have value equal to your own, you believe it all the time and deep in your heart. This belief is not contingent on your being in a good mood. The belief doesn’t go away when a marginalized person makes you angry or annoys you. If you have it in you to use epithets when hurt, then you have it in you all the time."
— Tami Winfrey Harris, If you’re a bigot when you’re angry, you’re a bigot all the time (Racialicious)
"I sat thinking how terribly sad it was that people are made in such a way that they get used to something as extraordinary as living."
"Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music-the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself."