“Sometimes you go through things that seem huge at the time, like a mysterious glowing cloud devouring your entire community. While they’re happening, they feel like the only thing that matters and you can hardly imagine that there’s a world out there that might have anything else going on. And then the glow cloud moves on. And you move on. And the event is behind you. And you may find, as time passes, that you remember it less and less. Or absolutely not at all, in my case.” ―Cecil Baldwin
“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” ―Albert Einstein
“Every age, every culture, every custom and tradition has its own character, its own weakness and its own strength, its beauties and ugliness; accepts certain sufferings as matters of course, puts up patiently with certain evils. Human life is reduced to real suffering, real hell, only when two ages, two cultures and religions overlap. A man of the Classical Age who had to live in medieval times would suffocate miserably just as a savage does in the midst of our civilization. Now there are times when a whole generation is caught in this way between two ages, two modes of life, with the consequence that it loses all power to understand itself and has no standard, no security, no simple acquiescence. Naturally, everyone does not feel this equally strongly. A nature such as Nietzsche’s had to suffer our present ills more than a generation in advance. What he had to go through alone and misunderstood, thousands suffer today.” ―Hermann Hesse
*Might have shared this quote before, but I’m honestly not sure. Regardless, it felt appropriate today.*
“Do not be afraid; our fate
Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.”
“Tact really ought to be utilized if one is going to text me at two in the morning and be offensive, and think they’re not being offensive simply by saying “no offense”. Really? No, that doesn’t get you a pass.” –Lisa Marino
“We fear things because we value them. We fear losing people because we love them. We fear dying because we value being alive. Don’t wish you didn’t fear anything. All that would mean is that you didn’t feel anything.” –Cassandra Clare, Lord of Shadows
I said: Pain and sorrow.
He said: Stay with it. The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
In Memory of my Great-Aunt Ann, for the stars and light go with you.