"the worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. it’s the loneliness of it. memories need to be shared."
— lois lowry
"all men must die, but first we’ll live"
— george r. r. martin
"i lead a small life - well, valuable, but small - and sometimes i wonder, do i do it because i like it, or because i haven’t been brave? so much of what I see reminds me of something i read in a book, when shouldn’t it be the other way around? i don’t really want an answer. i just want to send this cosmic question out into the void."
— you’ve got mail
"in a dark time, the eye begins to see,
i meet my shadow in the deepening shade;
i hear my echo in the echoing wood—"
— roethke
"…anything in our world now that slows us down is to be valued and is a gift and maybe even a calling from God"
— ellen davis
"go to new cities, climb on the rooftops and slow dance with your coldest memories. wallpaper your new home with every dusty, desperate love letter you swore you’d never send…even when there is ash in your hair. even when there is soot in your lungs."
clementine von radics