"There’s nothing I would wish for, if only I were there. ... In me alone and in this sun there is so much happiness, but here...groans, suffering fear, and this obscurity, this hurry . . . Again they’re shouting something, and again everybody’s run back somewhere, and I’m running with them." - Leo Tolstoy
I do an awful lot of thinking and dreaming about things in the past and the future – the timelessness of the rocks and the hills – all the people who have existed there. I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.Some people are in such utter darkness that they will burn you just to see a light. Try not to take it personally.The less you respond to negative people, the more powerful your life will become.You lift your spirits by moving away from what upsets you. If the stove is hot, you can’t ask how to touch it but be happy about it
Falling In Love the 1st Time: The Love that Looks Right- This is the love that appeals to what we should be doing for society’s sake—and probably our families. We enter into it with the belief that this will be our only love and it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t feel quite right, or if we find ourselves having to swallow down our personal truths to make it work because deep down we believe that this is what love is supposed to be. Because in this type of love, how others view us is more important than how we actually feel. It’s a love that looks right..Falling In Love the 2nd Time: The Hard Love- The second is supposed to be our hard love—the one that teaches us lessons about who we are and how we often want or need to be loved. This is the kind of love that hurts, whether through lies, pain or manipulation. We think we are making different choices than our first, but in reality we are sti
She had this way of always finding the good and believing in everything despite all that she had seen. And that is what I loved the most — the pure magic of her undying hope. Magic happens when you do not give up, even though you want to. The universe always falls in love with a stubborn heart. Where there is kindness, there is goodness and where there is goodness, there is magic.