we have to consciously study how to be tender with each other until it becomes a habit.
— Audre Lorde (via mugworts)
That is to say: I have been trying to go limp in the face of my heartache, as another friend says he does in the face of his anxiety. Think of it as an act of civil disobedience, he says. Let the police peel you up.
— Maggie Nelson, from Bluets (via bostonpoetryslam)