are full of
and that my love,
is why the world
is filled with
She wasn’t bitter. She was sad, though. But it was a hopeful kind of sad. The kind of sad that just takes time.
A good friend is one of the hardest things to keep in this life. Don’t forget that sometimes you have to work at it.
When someone you love dies, and you’re not expecting it, you don’t lose her all at once; you lose her in pieces over a long time—the way the mail stops coming, and her scent fades from the pillows and even from the clothes in her closet and drawers. Gradually, you accumulate the parts of her that are gone. Just when the day comes—when there’s a particular missing part that overwhelms you with the feeling that she’s gone, forever—there comes another day, and another specifically missing part.
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn.
I crave space. It charges my batteries. It helps me breathe. Being around people can be so exhausting, because most of them love to take and barely know how to give. Except for a rare few.
Katie Kacvinsky, First Comes Love (via quotethat)
My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude.
When you are in the dark, listen, and God will give you a very precious message.