"What’s your favorite thing about him?"
"His work ethic. We’re from Duluth, Minnesota. He works 12-hour shifts at a tool factory, six days a week. Just so he can do nice things like this for me."
"What’s your favorite thing about her?"
"Her indomitable warmth. Her smile got me through my mother’s death."
"Well there’s this girl that I’m friends with, and you know, I like her, but I don’t know if she likes me…"
"Do you mind if I share that?"
"I don’t know, if you share it, she might figure it out."
"She’ll definitely figure it out."
"… do it."
Wanted to share with you guys a letter I got today, because I think it’s a testament to the community of people who follow this blog. I’ve also attached the photo/caption referenced in the letter. I get nervous as the blog grows that the culture will fall apart, but with 2.7 million and counting— the HONY comment section remains a sort of rare internet jewel where everyone, for the most part, is really nice. And when there is a mean comment, it sticks out as an anomaly, instead of the other way around. So thanks for that.
I’m Ted, we met getting off the Six at Grand Central. When I got home Sunday evening, I had an e-mail from friends in Chicago. One of their daughters reads your blog (is that what it is called?), and recognized me even though she has never seen me with a beard. I am astounded! I’ve read about 1000 of the comments, words cannot express how touched I am by what I have read. Its actually more than touched, it has been very emotional to read the wonderful things people have said. A couple people appear confused about what happened, for the record she had acute myelogenous leukemia, we were diagnosed July 2008, we lost our battle February 20 2013, not quite a year ago. Thanks for doing this, it has really touched my life. The most wonderful people in the world read your material and comment on it.
"At first we kept saying: ‘We’re going to beat it. We’re going to beat it.’ Then after awhile we began to realize that we might not beat it. Then toward the end, it became clear that we definitely weren’t going to beat it. That’s when she started telling me that she wanted me to move on and find happiness with somebody else. But I’m not quite there yet. Not long ago a noise woke me up in the middle of the night, and I rolled over to ask if she needed anything."
How to Train Your Dragon 2 trailer (x)
This scene just made me a puddle inside. They are so loving and tender and close, and sincere. He’s so serious and mature and she’s just supporting him through whatever hardship is happening to him. I’m just jlshagdkjabsfmnv
Oh my heart, I do love these two <3
Katerina Plotnikova is a fine art photographer from Russia who explains her work as “another tale about wonderland.” Her images are simple, yet stunning. Welcome to the magical land of Katerina. Her photography conjures up dreams of serenity and gentleness.
Stunning, just gorgeous
This has to be the most beautiful celebration on the planet.
love this festival.
Asked by hollypalooza
I think the key to gaining confidence through your wardrobe is to start small with pieces made for your body, not pieces made for mass consumption.
Just because a store has adorable clothes doesn’t mean it’s going to fit your body type, and it’s so important to remember that it does not mean that your body is wrong! It just means that you aren’t built the same way they assume everyone is built. Like I cannot shop at Forever 21 except for shirts and jewelry because everything that I love, especially their dresses, is extremely short on me. And it’s easy to try something on and have it not fit and be like “this is my body’s fault and my fault,” but really it’s because they cannot possibly make clothes to fit every person because everyone is different, and that’s okay.
Instead of approaching clothes in terms of gaining confidence, think of it in terms of letting yourself believe you are beautiful. My favorite color is mustard yellow. I know very well that mustard yellow is all kinds of ugly to like 90% of the human population, but to me it is gorgeous and wearing it makes me feel good, and so I will wear it for me, goddamn it. If you like the color blue, wear the color blue. It will make you happy and help you to like your body because you are wearing something you find beautiful. You are worthy of beautiful things. In the end, it isn’t about picking out clothes that look good for everyone else—it’s about picking out items that look good to you and for you.
Own things that can make you feel good, not things that look good according to the conventions of an image-driven society. You don’t have to do a wardrobe overhaul by any means, just start with one or two small accessories that you REALLY love, like a bright scarf or new shirt. Once you’re used to small accessories, just keep adding a pair shoes here, a blazer there until eventually you have a lot of small pieces that you can wear together to become a walking embodiment of items that, first and foremost, make you feel happy. And I promise that confidence will come from that.