I find beauty in all things authentic, pure, and eternal. And so I value honesty, I value holiness, and I value the soul.
Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.
— William Arthur Ward (via misiuq
I am in the middle of it: chaos and poetry; poetry and love and again, complete chaos. Pain, disorder, occasional clarity; and at the bottom of it all: only love; poetry. Sheer enchantment, fear, humiliation. It all comes with love.
One rule that I have, which I used to say in a far less articulate way, is that things will never inevitably go exactly the way you planned. That’s just life. However, if you work really hard and you are kind and you are generous, you will make things far beyond your original intentions, things that will surpass any dreams you could possibly have. It’s important to remember that. So anything you’re putting out there, regardless if it’s to be an artist or to be a chef, I believe in hard work and kindness. With that, you will go so far.
“Do not fall in love with people like me
we will take you to
museums and parks
and kiss you in every beautiful
place so that you can
never go back to them
without tasting us
like blood in your mouth”
I can’t think of anything but nights with you. I want them warm and silvery, when we can be together all our lives.
— Zelda Fitzgerald to Scott Fitzgerald, 1919 (via larmoyante
You make me nostalgic for a love that hasn’t even happened yet.
— Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You
Ordinary 321/365 (by carE.)
Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.
I do not pray for a lighter load, but for a stronger back.
People empty me. I have to get away to refill.