John Steinbeck, born on this day in 1902, on falling in love in a magnificent letter of advice to his teenage son. (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
I hope you will not listen to teachers
who say never paint in black.
Paint in black, bathe in black,
wear black at your wedding,
something so moral it resonates
you into Gothic thunder and
everyone blinks, and cannot
believe anything they knew
before. Send them into the cave
of their hearts, my heart, send
them into the deep, deep dark.
David Swanger, closing lines to “Style,” from Wayne’s College of Beauty (via thegirlwiththelittlecurl)