"Look girl, you are a holy ocean into which boys willingly plunge. They are standing on your shore, dying to drown in you. Look girl, we can all tell you hold too many untouched continents to count. We have our flags ready, hoping that you will let one of us claim you. Here is the truth: You are not like the others. You ring in our ears, you tangle our vocal chords. We sing you in our sleep. You are not like the rest. You are a bruise, you are a stain. And when you leave, the memory of you long remains. Your laugh is louder, your heart a shouter, your skin a secret we hope to breathe. We speak you like a promise-true, not yet ruined, always slightly out-of-tune. But, like all good things, you are so easily cracked and broken. You contain so much of what we want to be that we threaten to drain you completely. So, I tell you this: Keep your hills green, your lakes full of fish, your sunsets unphotographed. We will do nothing but cover you in slobber. Keep your trees standing, your passion demanding, your heart shining like the moon. When we come by the shipload, turn us away. We will only mark you, then leave. And you deserve so much more than our footprints on you."
reasons why i’m obsessed with jennifer hudson’s ‘and i am telling you i’m not going’:
it speaks of the undying love of a woman who is refusing to leave a man that she loves so dearly that even though she knows that he has his flaws and he’s trifling she can’t seem to stay away.
she will accept the way he treats her - she will accept his ill treatment because she would rather be with someone who treats her like complete shit than “waking up tomorrow morning and finding there’s nobody there”
it speaks of the self-sacrifice every woman goes through in any relationship:
and all that she asks is he stay.
i love the demand here: i’m staying, i don’t want to be free and you, you’re going to love me.
once she realises he won’t show her demand then turns into a plea:
tear down the mountains
yell, scream and shout
you can say what you want
I’m not walking out
stop all the rivers, push, strike and kill
I’m not gonna leave you
there’s no way I will
and i am telling you i’m not going.
in the film DreamGirls, Effy the character that is played by jeniffer hudson is abandoned, alone with nothing but memories of what used to be and he?
he throws her away as if it was nothing but a waste of time or meer experiment but she turns out for the better in the end. she becomes the only one who didn’t become victim of the spotlight, victim to the drugs, victim to the alcohol and victim to the lies. she rose above all of her trials and tribulations. she unshackled her chains, she was free and suddenly she began to misunderstand why she had told him before “i don’t want to be free, i’m staying” because this freedom. this freedom feels and tastes so good. - this is me.
hahahaha i thought i was the only one who noticed!
am i the only one who notices that her right lash is falling off
i got lost in this
this fucked me up for a minute
haaaaaa (what are words)
I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS PHOTOSET.
If you want to feel even more insignificant just look up.