Let's Be Friends

Do not let bitterness steal your sweetness. Love always.

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break-itbrian:

if you ever think English is not a shit language just remember that read and lead rhyme and read and lead rhyme, but read and lead don’t rhyme, and neither do read and lead.

last week i had a student who kept typing out english words that were spelled different but sounded similar or spelled the same but sounded different, like whose and who’s, their they’re there, won’t and want, etc. and asking me to pronounce them. it was adorable but i was like fuck man this shit is terrible…

its so odd how naturally i read that though…fucking english

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portraitsofboston:

     “You caught me at a good point in my life. Everything is right where I want it to be: good job, good money, good people. I have nothing to worry about right now—everything is perfect. It’s not often that you reach that point, and when you do, you don’t want anything to ruin it. ” 

like 70% sure this guy used to work at russell house? could be wrong. XP

portraitsofboston:

     “You caught me at a good point in my life. Everything is right where I want it to be: good job, good money, good people. I have nothing to worry about right now—everything is perfect. It’s not often that you reach that point, and when you do, you don’t want anything to ruin it. ” 

like 70% sure this guy used to work at russell house? could be wrong. XP

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portraitsofboston:

     “This may be a bit of an oversimplification, but basically she got me out of a really, really unhealthy relationship with a girl that was sucking the life out of me. It was dreadful. She wasn’t mentally healthy, and I was trying to save her in ways that were impossible. I don’t want to say that the relationship was destroying me, but it wasn’t doing good things for me either. I finally broke up with her two weeks ago. It wasn’t pretty. She bit me—these are all bite marks.     “She helped me understand that I really couldn’t be there for someone like that, not in the way that I was trying to. I was trying to help someone whom I didn’t have the capability to help. But she never tried to take me away from the relationship, she just stood by me. She just wanted what was best for me.”     “I told him that he could go back to her if he wanted to. I didn’t want him to feel trapped with me. I just wanted him to be happy. That’s still all I want.”

portraitsofboston:

     “This may be a bit of an oversimplification, but basically she got me out of a really, really unhealthy relationship with a girl that was sucking the life out of me. It was dreadful. She wasn’t mentally healthy, and I was trying to save her in ways that were impossible. I don’t want to say that the relationship was destroying me, but it wasn’t doing good things for me either. I finally broke up with her two weeks ago. It wasn’t pretty. She bit me—these are all bite marks.
     “She helped me understand that I really couldn’t be there for someone like that, not in the way that I was trying to. I was trying to help someone whom I didn’t have the capability to help. But she never tried to take me away from the relationship, she just stood by me. She just wanted what was best for me.”
     “I told him that he could go back to her if he wanted to. I didn’t want him to feel trapped with me. I just wanted him to be happy. That’s still all I want.”

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portraitsofboston:

“I used to work with a lot of people who were suicidal, such as people with mental illnesses and people in the prison system. During that crisis mode, it’s you keeping them from committing suicide. It was scary, but also an eye-opening experience for me. In our day-to-day lives, our minds are in a lot of different places all at once—our attention is divided. In a crisis environment, you become very focused. I was more focused than I had ever been because I had to bring them down from that suicidal mode. Everything else disappears, and there’s nothing else in your world at that point.” “Did certain techniques work better to keep them from committing suicide? “Making them laugh.”

portraitsofboston:

“I used to work with a lot of people who were suicidal, such as people with mental illnesses and people in the prison system. During that crisis mode, it’s you keeping them from committing suicide. It was scary, but also an eye-opening experience for me. In our day-to-day lives, our minds are in a lot of different places all at once—our attention is divided. In a crisis environment, you become very focused. I was more focused than I had ever been because I had to bring them down from that suicidal mode. Everything else disappears, and there’s nothing else in your world at that point.”
“Did certain techniques work better to keep them from committing suicide?
“Making them laugh.”