Each time I’m asked to tell about myself, I find myself starting the same way: “My name is Kelsey and I’m nineteen..”
but what I’d really like to say is:
“My name means island of the ships but once
I found a translation that said I’m a burning shipwreck-
not a burning ship but a ship that has caught fire
after the wreckage and well, I’d say that’s more fitting.”
I’ve learned that people don’t have time for about me’s.
They need two things: a name and an indication you’re someone special.
The doctors, they want facts not details.
“I broke my leg when I was three, it’s a funny story actually-“
The right or the left?
The teachers, they want interests, hobbies.
You’re sad, yes, but what do you like to do?
The adults are a spew of questions.
What school do you go to? What classes are you taking?
What do you plan on becoming? Got a boyfriend?
People my own age are the worst.
“I’m planning on an English degree with a concentration in creative writing.”
Yeah, aren’t we all. So how many times have you, you know,
I’m pulled apart, my interests travelling highway 2
my goals at a stop light at traffic hour,
my medical history on a billboard for the world to see.
But what about me?
Where’s the chance to say,
“I hang on to fistfuls of poetry like loose change in my pockets,
and I keep waiting for the day that the world turns upside down
so I can swim with the stars.
I’m not afraid of darkness, it’s a loneliness I can empathize with it.
It’s the blackholes like cigarette burns inside of me that get troublesome.
I walk through graveyards and read the dashes between years,
each a story I’ll never know. Sometimes I create my own.”
No wonder none of us know who we are anymore."
(via owlmylove)Posted 2 weeks ago
Where I’m from: Minnesota
Where I would like to live: The mountains.
Favourite food: Pad Thai
Religion: Facebook is my religion; Jesus is my savior.
Sexual orientation: straight
Relationship status: intense relationship with bakery items and breakfast foods.
Favourite book: Jane Eyre
Favourite movie: The Thing, Amelie
Favourite TV show: Arrested Development.
Random fact about me: I hang out in graveyards.
Favorite day of the year: Halloween
Favourite colour: green
If I have any pets; if so, their names: Larz the pirate king
What I’m listening to right now: Chad VanGaalen, Thao and the Get down Stay downs
What’s my ringtone: Arrested Development theme song
Favourite character from a TV show: Tenth Doctor
Favourite character from a book: The Little Prince
What my name means: Refuge/Ship Island
Celebrity crush: Tom Hiddleston
— Oscar Wilde (via lulu-a)Posted 3 weeks ago