A work in progress

My name is Valarie, I'm 29, and I live in Portland, Oregon. I write, and paint, and I love all things creative.
Fugazi

—Waiting Room

I am a patient boy. I wait, I wait, I wait, I wait. My time is water down a drain.

(Source: crayawn, via geeareohdoubleyou)

When the shadow cast
by my past
meets the shadow
cast by my future,
I become the door
that opens both ways,
I become the conch shell
at the water’s edge:
one ocean outside me,
the other within.

—Gregory Orr, from “Some Notes on Shadows,” from The Caged Owl: New & Selected Poems (Copper Canyon Press, 2002)

(Source: apoetreflects, via fables-of-the-reconstruction)

rfmmsd:

Artist:
Jake Baddeley
"Fire and Water"
Oil on Canvas
90 cm x 70 cm
2011

rfmmsd:

Artist:

Jake Baddeley

"Fire and Water"

Oil on Canvas

90 cm x 70 cm

2011

(Source: jakebaddeley.com)

People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.

—Carl Jung (via likeafieldmouse)