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100% of people who tell you you’re too sensitive are saying it because they don’t want to be held responsible for your reaction when they mistreat you

(Source: compasswaters, via paradoxicalsentiments)


My notebook has remained blank for months
thanks to the light you shower
around me. I have no use
for my pen, which lies
languorously without grief.

Nothing is better than to live
a storyless life that needs
no writing for meaning—
when I am gone, let others say
they lost a happy man,
though no one can tell how happy I was.

by Ha Jin, “Missed Time,”  Poetry (July 2000).

(Source: literarymiscellany, via rozenstruikjes)