by Vera Biryukova

nature / vintage

Half Moon Run | Need It

All the while as I traced her spine
You tore up my head, through my peace of mind

"I was on fire
and you used me
to light your cigarette"

Milan by Toffee Maky on Flickr.
Don’t remove the credit please :)

the world is my playground by plasticskinn on Flickr.

Roses. on We Heart It.


Forever Young
“This is me on a rooftop I snuck onto in Toronto. This was grade nine, the first year I really started documenting my life in photos.”
While cleaning out her computer, Petra found a bunch of photos she took in high school, and she was generous enough to share them with us.


New Order | Dreams Never End

To be given your sight
Hid in a long peaceful night
A nervous bride for your eyes
A fractured smile that soon dies

"You meet a girl and you realize that life isn’t so scary. Because the moment your eyes met hers, you felt a moment of vulnerability. A moment of stability. The moment you gathered up enough courage to talk to her you felt lumps in your throat and the words wouldn’t come out. For the first time you were nervous. She smiled as you stuttered. She reached over and grabbed your hand then placed a crumpled piece of paper into it. Her smile made you weak in the knees. She walked away and you realized that she made you want to try. She was going to make you work for her. You told yourself she was worth it. Three years later the two of you are still together and unlike every other boy she’s been with, you keep learning about her. You studied her like a textbook. Two years later you got down on one knee and asked her to marry you. Four years later you have your family started. Your daughter asks about your first love and you don’t even hesitate. You point over to her mother and whisper ‘your mother was the first girl who ever made me nervous. She made me want to be better. I saw her and I knew I had to have her. I worked hard for her and I will continue to work for her. I’m going to spend forever loving her endlessly.’ You tuck your little girl in and kiss her goodnight. Soon enough it’s been fifty years since you’ve been married and you still look at her the way you did in high school. You’ve been together for over half a century and you still spend time getting to know her. You’ll soon memorize everything about her. The way she laughs becomes your favorite melody, the way her eyes twinkle in the sunlight becomes your favorite past time, but the way her heart beats will always be your favorite sound. True love never dies."

The Black Keys | Turn Blue