The Forest Has Eyes
Lightning Striking the Eiffel Tower
A common misconception.
An inflatable lawn tent. Imagine laying in this while it’s raining.
My mother used to say to me, ‘You can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t feed you.’ And these words played and bothered me, I didn’t really understand them until finally I realized that beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume. It was something that I just had to be. And what my mother meant by saying that you can’t eat beauty is that you can’t rely on beauty to sustain you. What actually sustains us, what is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty inflames the heart and enchants the soul.
Lupita Nyong’o (via cestlavieparis)
The summer night is like a perfection of thought.
— Wallace Stevens.
We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.
— Carl Sagan.
Too Slow for those who Wait,
Too Swift for those who Fear,
Too Long for those who Grieve,
Too Short for those who Rejoice;
But for those who Love,
Time is not.
Henry van Dyke, Music and Other Poems (via observando)
As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge.
Henry Van Dyke (via itsquoted)
One’s own self is well hidden from one’s own self; of all mines of treasure, one’s own is the last to be dug up.
Friedrich Nietzsche (via itsquoted)
It must be bourne in mind that the tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream. It is not a disaster to be unable to capture your ideal, but it is a disaster to have no ideal to capture. It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for. Not failure, but low aim is sin.
Benjamin E Mays (via itsquoted)