- Gabriel García Márquez, RIP. Thank you for showing me that it is okay to write magic, that a soft heart is strong and that words have power. You will always be remembered. (via maza-dohta)
we all have this one character death that we will never be over and fine with
Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English, Witches, Midwives, & Nurses (via catalytic-chamber)
I read a historical novel where Paraclesus hangs out with lesbian witches and I guess it was based more on truth than I thought.
- Sonia Sanchez, “Haiku” (via blackqueerboi)
Write like there’s no such thing as the internet. Or people. Or other people’s opinions. Write like you are a journal and every page of you is the most cherished secret.
— || Maza-Dohta
1. Fill your house with flowers.
Every room, every surface, covered in things alive and beautiful.
Take them from peoples yards in the middle of the night if you have to (only a few though).
Especially if you dont have a yard of your own.
2. Have wine with your breakfast if you want, drink it in the shower, drink it all day (replace wine with nettle and peppermint iced tea with damiana tincture in it if you dont partake in the drinking of wine) (make sure to drink plenty of water, too. Hydration is essential.)
3.Go to the woods every chance you get.
Find secret spots and keep them secret.
Listen to the woods coming alive.
Collect things so that at all times there is something drying, steeping, blanching, waiting to be chopped, cleaned, sorted, turned into something you can later use to heal yourself or your loved ones.
4. Remember that in 7 years all of your current cells with have died and been replaced by new ones. Think about this as often as you can.
5. Get a stethoscope. It’s worth it, really. Listen to your heart beating in your chest. You are actually alive and this is your body. (if you dont have hearing, be still, press a body part to your chest as hard as you can, feel it beating in your chest.)
Practice spending time in your body, even when you are hurt.