"It seems to me now that the plain state of being human is dramatic enough for anyone; you don’t need to be a heroin addict or a performance poet to experience extremity. You just have to love someone."
Nick Hornby, How to Be Good (via observando)
"Like a sculptor, if necessary,
carve a friend out of stone.
Realize that your inner sight is blind
and try to see a treasure in everyone."
Rumi (via observando)
"When you part from your friend, you grieve not; For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain."
Khalil Gibran, The Prophet (via observando)
"I’m not aspiring to be someone else – If I’m me for the rest of my life then so be it."
Terry Lander (via observando)
"I am afraid. I’m afraid of everything. I’m afraid of the dark, of closed-in spaces, of being alone and of getting too close. I’m afraid that I’ll never again have the life I’ve always known, my feet in the dust and my heart full. I’m afraid of being alive; I’m afraid to die."
Vikki Wakefield (via rlyrlyugly)
"But the past cannot be changed, and we carry our choices with us, forward, into the unknown. We can only move on."
Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing (via observando)
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"Far too often
we value
a body
more than
a soul."
Michelle K., Body Versus Soul. (via michellekpoems)
"Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to."
Alan Keightley (via larmoyante)