Read more than you write. In expressing the ambition to be a writer, you are committing yourself to the community of other writers. Your originality will mean nothing unless you can understand the originality of others. What we call originality is little more than the fine blending of influences.
Be ruthless in your use of what you’ve seen and what you’ve experienced. Add your imagination, so that where invention ends and reality begins is undetectable.
Be courageous. Nothing human should be far from you."
my God is dark, and like a webbing made
of a hundred roots, that drink in silence."
— Rainer Maria Rilke, from The Book of Hours (via loveage-moondream)
Interior with Young Women from Behind, 1904 by Vilhelm Hammershoi
when dirt’s the only animal who will sleep with you
& touch you with
— Aracelis Girmay, excerpt from “Kingdom Animalia” (via mirroir)