"There is no shame in being hungry for another person. There is no shame in wanting very much to share your life with somebody."
Augusten Burroughs (via lafillesensible
"Beginnings are brutal, like this accident
of stars colliding, mute explosions
of colorful gases, the mist and dust
that would become our bodies
hurling through black holes, rising,
muck ridden, from pits of tar and clay.
Back then it was easy to have teeth,
claw our ways into the trees — it was
accepted, the monkeys loved us, sat
on their red asses clapping and laughing.
We’ve forgotten the luxury of dumbness,
how once we crouched naked on an outcrop
of rock, the moon huge and untouched
above us, speechless. Now we talk
about everything, incessantly,
our moans and grunts turned on a spit
into warm vowels and elegant consonants.
We say plethora, demitasse, ozone and love.
We think we know what each sound means.
There are times when something so joyous
or so horrible happens our only response
is an intake of breath, and hen
we’re back at the truth of it,
that ball of life expanding
and exploding on impact, our heads,
our chest, filled with that first
Each Sound, Dorianne Laux
"My story isn’t sweet and harmonious like invented stories. It tastes of folly and bewilderment, of madness and dream, like the life of all people who no longer want to lie to themselves."
~Hermann Hesse (via armchairoxfordscholar
"I realise there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go."
~Jeffrey McDaniel (via armchairoxfordscholar
Cecelia Ahern, If You Could See Me Now
"You can keep as quiet as you like, but one of these days somebody is going to find you."
Haruki Murakami (via lexophil
"Introverts are collectors of thoughts, and solitude is where the collection is curated and rearranged to make sense of the present and future."
Laurie Helgoe (via pureblyss