It means salt
16 // Indian // I got too much love then I spill it
"They didn’t even give me my mic when I got on stage tonight… I had to go find my fucking mic"
It makes me SO angry to see white people praise and appropriate mehndi (aka “henna”). As a Pakistani girl, mehndi is something I have had done for many special occasions throughout my life, from weddings and parties to Eid, the celebration of the end of the holy month of Ramadan. As a child when I…
And kid, you’ve got to love yourself. You’ve got wake up at four in the morning, brew black coffee, and stare at the birds drowning in the darkness of the dawn. You’ve got to sit next to the man at the train station who’s reading your favorite book and start a conversation. You’ve got to come home after a bad day and burn your skin from a shower. Then you’ve got to wash all your sheets until they smell of lemon detergent you bought for four dollars at the local grocery store. You’ve got to stop taking everything so goddam personally. You are not the moon kissing the black sky. You’ve got to compliment someones crooked brows at an art fair and tell them that their eyes remind you of green swimming pools in mid July. You’ve got to stop letting yourself get upset about things that won’t matter in two years. Sleep in on Saturday mornings and wake yourself up early on Sunday. You’ve got to stop worrying about what you’re going to tell her when she finds out. You’ve got to stop over thinking why he stopped caring about you over six months ago. You’ve got to stop asking everyone for their opinions. Fuck it. Love yourself, kiddo. You’ve got to love yourself.
Spiders in my head, spiders in my mind,
You may take my eyes, but baby I’m not blind,
It all works out in time,
You know I’m gonna be alright,
You may take my eyes, but baby I’m not blind
Cage the elephant - Spiderhead