Emotions are scary. Feeling something strong towards someone, whether it be love or hate, is terrifying because we’re only human. We consist of 206 bones, 642 skeletal muscles, oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, phosphorus and a whole lot more. But there isn’t a figure for how many emotions we can take at once. Powerful emotions all hitting you like a train are terrifying. Confusion, hatred, love, bitterness. One always brings another rushing through your veins and capillaries like a forest fire. Every single neurone in your brain is working on overtime to sort out the tangled mess of what just one human can feel. Emotions start wars.
Words of Emotion, 28/03/2014 (via afadingdancer)

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To suggest that one’s belly, body hair or tattoo is ‘distasteful’ and should therefore be covered in the name of etiquette is the very worst sort of body fascism. If your children are traumatised by the sight of a fat person in a bikini, a bit of cellulite or a caesarean scar, then may I tentatively suggest that you aren’t raising them correctly. If seeing someone hairy wearing something skimpy renders you ‘unable to eat your lunch’ then I’m afraid my diagnosis of the problem is with your brain, not their body.

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