"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen." - Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

cross-connect:

Selected works from Natalya Lobanova.

Posted to Cross-Connect by Mike.

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Conversations with Father (about men & dating)

Me:

I just watched a show about how successful (i.e. college educated) black women are not getting married.

Him:

Why is that a show? What's the problem? A black woman is better off by herself than with a black man that will bring her down. There's no point in getting married unless it's about mutual love and respect.

Me:

Well a lot of the black men on the show said that the reason black women are single is because they expect too much.

Him:

Psh. Black women do not expect too much! What is a black woman supposed to do? She is educated. She has her life in order. And she is supposed to get with any old man because he didn't get his life together but still feels he is entitled to any woman he wants?

Me:

Well they said that you have to look at a man's potential.

Him:

That's what they want you to think so that you don't require anything in actuality from them. You look at who a man is. Not who he says he will be.

Me:

The show also talked about why a lot of men cheat. They said it's because women were not keeping them happy or not sexually doing what they want.

Him:

That's ridiculous. There's no reason for anybody to cheat. If a man is grounded then he will love his partner enough not to cheat.

Me:

They also said that you need to make a man feel like a man.

Him:

If I am a man then why would I need a woman to make me feel like a man?

Me:

I don't know.

Him:

A real man does not need a woman to make him feel like a man. He is a man, isn't he? Men who say that have an inferiority complex.

Me:

Well they were saying that they need to feel like they wear the pants in the relationship.

Him:

Look. A man does not feel threatened by anyone unless he does not have his own life together. And in that case he will be threatened whether a woman lays down and lets him walk all over him or if she makes more money or anything else.

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TOO MANY OF YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN ASKING FOR MY HAND IN MARRIAGE THAT I SERIOUSLY HAVE TO PUT IN MY BIO THAT IM NOT PLANNING TO GET MARRIED TO ANYONE

laliceinbeautifulsoup:

I hope you don’t mind me asking, but is it the marriage thing you’re against or the romantic partner thing? I understand not wanting to get married because it’s all confusing and committal, but I’m just wondering if you don’t ever plan on liking anyone like that? Then…

yayasmeen:

peaceheather:

yayasmeen:

typhlosun:

My first day of Eid selfies. Enjoy.

YOU GUYS THIS IS THE GIRL WHO SHOWED ME THE EYE-ROLLING WAYS!!!

I APPROVE OF THIS HENNA IT IS GORGEOUS

Person wearing it is even more gorgeous though

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permasummer:

full-frame-collective:

Last week I took a road trip to the North West to attend a wedding and visit some friends & family. While I was there I made sure to visit a few places that have been on my list for awhile. This old railroad bridge was once used to move lumber, but has since been abandoned for photographers and adventure seekers. 

Sick spot

Wow this would be so cool to go to

jaclcfrost:

there are characters that i used to really dislike in the past and now i love them so dearly and it’s just like. i’m sorry. i was wrong about you. i’m so sorry. i was so wrong

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adriofthedead:

in between

this animation is just too cute and a great analogy for anxiety

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