- Don’t be angry at yourself when anxiety/depression flares up. It isn’t your fault and no one blames you and if they do they’re pieces of shit.
- Don’t orbit around your perceived value so much. You’re not the sum total of what you produce.
- Don’t let yourself wonder why people love you. That’s not how it works. There are not stark, individual reasons that a person can enumerate about why they love you. It’s the entire, unique combination of what and who you are.
"Why did you insist on seeing that thing?"
"Because," he said, striking a match and holding the flame to a corner of the postcard, "while I am quite ready to take flight from plug-uglies with guns, I prefer to look other kinds of trouble in the face."
Dorothy L. Sayers, Gaudy Night (via smokeandsong)
#rly mad about the wimseys #I COULD LISTEN TO THEM ARGUE FOR 100000 YEARS #the only reason they don’t break each other to bits is a bone-deep respect for each other and an unfailing commitment to the truth #and it’s brutal cracking yourself open but by god it’s worth it. #lord teach us to take our hearts and look them in the face #however difficult it may be. #I HATE THIS BOoK #harriet spends two to three books attempting to manage peter and failing quite spectacularly #she starts out lying to him by way of lying to herself #and neither ever quite works. #you’re fundamentally committed to the truth harriet #accept it about yourself however much it hurts #you’ve actually managed to run up against one person who won’t back down from it and that’s a rare and beautiful thing #(disagreeableness and danger will not turn you back #and god forbid it should) #gaudy night is my soul #if we only get one OTP in this life mine’s Peter and Harriet