And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.
― Haruki Murakami (via kushandwizdom)
I woke up today and felt empty. A strange calmness; a peculiar kind of peace. As if my soul had come to a surprising truce with all my suffering. All was very quiet and I could no longer recall your name.
― (via prisonofself)
You’re in a car with a beautiful boy, and he won’t tell you that he loves you, but he loves you. And you feel like you’ve done something terrible, like robbed a liquor store, or swallowed pills, or shoveled yourself a grave in the dirt, and you’re tired. You’re in a car with a beautiful boy, and you’re trying not to tell him that you love him, and you’re trying to choke down the feeling, and you’re trembling, but he reaches over and he touches you, like a prayer for which no words exist, and you feel your heart taking root in your body, like you’ve discovered something you didn’t even have a name for.
 Richard Siken (via feellng)
Parts of me still hold on to illusions of you
― 10 word story #3 (dy)
We write to taste life twice, in the moment, and in retrospection
― (via purplebuddhaproject)
I know it feels like you have all these options and when you make a decision, you lose a world of possibilities. But the reality is, until you make a decision, you have nothing at all.
― Janet Fitch (via larmoyante)
Scare the world: Be exactly who you say you are and tell the truth.
― (via fleurslibres)
We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves.
― Andy Goldsworthy. Artist, environmentalist (via purplebuddhaproject)