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QUOTE OF THE PRESENT

"HOW BEAUTIFUL TO FIND A HEART THAT LOVES YOU, WITHOUT ASKING YOU FOR ANYTHING, BUT TO BE OKAY."

- Gibran Khalil Gibran

CURRENTLY READING

Saturday by Ian McEwan

CURRENTLY WATCHING

The West Wing
Psych
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1 week ago   

The countdown is now in single digits! 9 days until I see my favorite person.

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Black teen in white foster home pepper-sprayed by police who mistook him for burglar

The foster parents of a Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina high school student are furious after neighbors mistook their son for a burglar and called police, who responded by pepper-spraying him in his own home, WTVD reports.

Stacy Tyler said she had left her home unlocked because she knew her foster son, DeShawn Currie, would be arriving home from school. When neighbors spotted Currie, who is black, entering the Tyler residence, they immediately called police.

When they arrived, they ordered Currie to put his hands on the door. “For what?” he said he replied. “This is my house. Why are y’all here?”

Officers then pointed to a photograph on the mantel of the Tyler’s natural born children, all of whom are white, at which point Currie became angry. After a brief argument, officers pepper-sprayed Currie in the face.

Stacy Tyler arrived home to find Currie being treated by EMS for the pepper-spray, and quickly cleared up the confusion with the officers, who told her that her foster son had been threatening and belligerent.

Currie insisted he was merely offended by the officer’s suggestion that he could not possibly be part of the Tyler family.

“I had moved into my room, and I’m feeling like I’m loved,” he said. “And then when they come in and they just profile me and say that I’m not who I am. And that I do not stay here because there was white kids on the wall, that really made me mad.”

No charges were filed against him.

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1 week ago   

I miss him a shit ton sometimes. 

I want so badly to be holding him.

But we’re strong and our love hasn’t wavered. I’m loving school but I also get to love time spent with him. 

(That being said, Oct 22 couldn’t come faster, haha.)

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4 weeks ago   

jekyll-and-hyde-park replied to your post: "MOVE IN STARTS AT 9! HURRY UP AND WAK…

omfg SAME my parents are freaking out about getting there at 9 and i’m just like …k

geez gurl I feel you

I’ve been trying to repeatedly explain to my mom that this is my day, not hers, and I would like this to be a comfortable move-in and not one that is nervewracking and crazy 

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4 weeks ago   

"MOVE IN STARTS AT 9! HURRY UP AND WAKE UP!" - Mom

Does she realize that people don’t arrive until the afternoon and they move into college fine…

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1
1 month ago   

Already, the countdown begins. 33 days to October 22nd, and we’ll see each other once again. 

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1 month ago   

Coincidence that 7 months with Josh marks Charlie’s 18th birthday.

Coincidence that 6 months after Charlie’s passing marks my departure for Chicago.

Coincidence. 

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1 month ago   

When I stepped on Yale campus, nothing looked real. I got accustomed to the daily routine of my hometown, where I’ve stay put in since mid-July. I hadn’t seen you for three weeks. You didn’t look real. The streets didn’t look real. Nothing did.

But after a weekend spent with you by my side, I come back home and suddenly, everything looked fake here. I so quickly adjusted to being with you. And now you’re going back to your daily grind while I get ready to embark on my new adventure. More change. More adjustment. More days spent without you. But before we know it, we’ll be back in each other’s arms, I’m sure of it. 

To quote a song: Home is wherever I’m with you. 

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dixiedarlin33:

ticytacs:

ladyinterior:

Paper Art, Maude White

and I didn’t want to cut out bat silhouettes 

….what am I even doing with my life x-p

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