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We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus. That alone should make us love each other, but it doesn’t. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.

Charles Bukowski (via purplebuddhaproject)

Loneliness can bring time to its knees

davidkanigan:

It is said that life is too short,
and that’s quite true,
unless you are lonely.
Loneliness can bring time to its knees;
an absolute and utter standstill.

— Jonathan Hull, Losing Julia

The perfection of a moment, and the fleeting nature of it

davidkanigan:

“So I learned two things that night, and the next day, from him: the perfection of a moment, and the fleeting nature of it.”

— Margaret George, The Memoirs of Cleopatra

Being both soft and strong is a combination very few have mastered.

Yasmin Mogahed  (via thatkindofwoman)

Earth’s crammed with heaven…
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh (via observando)

Be still sometimes. Let it fall sometimes.

This is a poem for someone
who is juggling her life.
Be still sometimes.
Be still sometimes.
.
It needs repeating
over and over
to catch her attention
over and over
because someone juggling her life
finds it difficult to hear.
.
Be still sometimes.
Be still sometimes.
Let it all fall sometimes.

I want to keep my soul fertile for the changes, so things keep being born in me, so things keep dying when it is time for things to die. I want to keep walking away from the person I was a moment ago, because a mind was made to figure things out, not to read the same page recurrently.

Donald miller | Through Painted Deserts (via meditationsinwonderland)