S E L E N O P H I L E
(n) a person who loves the moon.

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"The sun watches what I do, but the moon knows my secrets." -Jim Wonderland

Since I was a little girl I love to watch the celestial bodies above me. The moon, especially, would always followed me no matter where I’d wandered. It was always there, lighting my way and protecting me from the shadows of the night. But, I came across this book years ago {Shatter me} and it gave the moon a whole new definition I never thought off.

“The moon is a loyal companion.
It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human.
Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.”

- Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

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my favorite book ♡

My love for the moon grew stronger and it inspired me to get a tattoo. I got the waning crescent moon phase in my right ankle. It means letting go and cleanse. It’s a good reminder that pain is only temporary. It’s okay to release, let go of things that doesn’t fulfill you and breathe.

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this is my first tattoo ♡