The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die. —Juliette Lewis (via
Learn how to breathe with lungs smoldering;
when the smoke fills every space
and the aftertaste on your tongue lingers for days:
sharp, bitter, and unrelenting.
Learn how to breathe with battery acid in your throat.
Teach yourself how to breathe, if you have to.
Build yourself a new set of lungs, if you have to.
Inhale. (No, you’re not okay.)
Exhale. (Stop thinking you have to be.) —s.a.
Egon Schiele - Seher (Seers), 1913
6 am at its finest