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twitter.com/Jawanza:

    "Imagine there is a string hanging from our backs, and the average person’s string drags across the ground as we move through life. But I feel like my string is being held by some unseen force, and I’m suspended in a perpetual stillness. This stillness is not peaceful, but overwhelmingly abhorrent affliction. I twirl in space, unable to move forward or backwards, but only to see what was and could be, without actualization."
    Jawanza
    — 1 week ago with 1 note
    #jawanza  #jawanza james williams  #spilled ink  #literature  #prose 
    Forgive yourself, forgive them.

#GlobalDayOfForgiveness
#2014
#Love and #forgiveness

    Forgive yourself, forgive them.

    #GlobalDayOfForgiveness
    #2014
    #Love and #forgiveness

    — 2 months ago with 1 note
    #2014  #globaldayofforgiveness  #love  #forgiveness 
    A day in #Syracuse #UpstateNY  (at Syracuse, New York)

    A day in #Syracuse #UpstateNY (at Syracuse, New York)

    — 2 months ago with 1 note
    #upstateny  #syracuse 

    I did not predict this insomniatic spree. So, I suppose a logical response would be to recount things that I am grateful for to counteract this pessimism and odd paranoia.

    Moment of Gratitude:

    First, I am thankful for this day (July 4th) because it’s the day my mother was born. Naturally, I’ve led a life troubled by issues that as a child I found myself blaming her for. Between her and my father, were it not for their words, they were the gods of my life. So anything that did not work to my favor (at least from an adolescents perspective) it was his or her fault. I’m thankful that I realized, abruptly, that they are simply people. They bleed, they hurt, they harbor secrets, and shame. But just the same, they are vessels of love, courage, faith, encouragement, compassion and the remaining items on a list of humanity’s many good (yes, ‘many’) attributes.

    I’m thankful that I had them for one day, let alone the nearly 25 years I’ve been conscious.

    I’m thankful that I know what human error looks like; and I am thankful that I realize it is those very errors that enrich life. Without the winter, what is the reason for spring? How can there be a concept of happiness if there is no trial, no imperfection?

    I’m thankful for them, and truly more than I could ever list.

    — 2 months ago
    #jawanza james williams  #moment of gratitude  #thankfulness  #mindfulness  #spilled ink  #love  #hope  #independence day 
    When I wake up in Brooklyn, I’m always a little surprised. 


#Brooklyn #NY #EastNewYork #Bedstuy

    When I wake up in Brooklyn, I’m always a little surprised.


    #Brooklyn #NY #EastNewYork #Bedstuy

    — 2 months ago with 1 note
    #ny  #brooklyn  #eastnewyork  #bedstuy 
    #SpilledInk 
#prose
#Dahlia
#shortstory

    #SpilledInk
    #prose
    #Dahlia
    #shortstory

    — 2 months ago
    #prose  #dahlia  #spilledink  #shortstory 
    #SpilledInk 
#shortstory 
#prose 
#TheGirlWhoAteMatches

    #SpilledInk
    #shortstory
    #prose
    #TheGirlWhoAteMatches

    — 2 months ago
    #prose  #thegirlwhoatematches  #spilledink  #shortstory 

    @msjackson_7 in #CentralPark #Neyo

    — 3 months ago
    #centralpark  #neyo 
    #LanaDelRey ‘s album #Ultraviolence is #beautiful.  

@sinatradelrey 
@welovelana_ 
@lanafans 
#LanaDelRey
#Ultraviolence
#MusicSaves
#ArtSaves

    #LanaDelRey ‘s album #Ultraviolence is #beautiful.

    @sinatradelrey
    @welovelana_
    @lanafans
    #LanaDelRey
    #Ultraviolence
    #MusicSaves
    #ArtSaves

    — 3 months ago
    #beautiful  #artsaves  #ultraviolence  #lanadelrey  #musicsaves 
    #HappyFathersDay to my father James Edward Williams I.
I am appreciative, and conscious of the fact that my I’ve always known my father. My father has never failed me, and if he did, it is not for lack of trying. I’ve never felt unloved, unwanted, or neglected. I love my father because he accepts me for who I am, and has in fact told me, in so many words, ‘fuck the naysayers, and live your life as you will.’ Thank you, daddy. #family #love #blessing

    #HappyFathersDay to my father James Edward Williams I.
    I am appreciative, and conscious of the fact that my I’ve always known my father. My father has never failed me, and if he did, it is not for lack of trying. I’ve never felt unloved, unwanted, or neglected. I love my father because he accepts me for who I am, and has in fact told me, in so many words, ‘fuck the naysayers, and live your life as you will.’ Thank you, daddy. #family #love #blessing

    — 3 months ago
    #happyfathersday  #blessing  #love  #family 
    Sea-faring on the #Hudson? Why not? #Manhattan

    Sea-faring on the #Hudson? Why not? #Manhattan

    — 3 months ago with 2 notes
    #hudson  #manhattan 

    My new sounds:

    — 3 months ago
    I don’t know why, but I know this building is famous for something… Hmm 
#HotelChelsea (feel free to inform me) #manhattan

    I don’t know why, but I know this building is famous for something… Hmm
    #HotelChelsea (feel free to inform me) #manhattan

    — 3 months ago
    #hotelchelsea  #manhattan