inspiration for my days

I believe in some blending of hope and sunshine sweetening the worst lots. I believe that this life is not all; neither the beginning nor the end. I believe while I tremble; I trust while I weep.

—― Charlotte Brontë, Villette

Sometimes I’m terrified of my heart; of its constant hunger for whatever it is it wants. The way it stops and starts.


Yet there was no way back to what had been, and in front of her stretched only ten billion days and one hundred billion nights.

—Ryu Mitsuse, from 10 Billion Days & 100 Billion Nights, trans. Alexander O. Smith with Elye J. Alexander (thanks, neuroticinfinity)

(Source: the-final-sentence)



If I seek her elsewhere because I do not find her at home, my search will prove a fruitless one

(On beauty)

Thoreau On Man & Nature

It is so hard to leave — until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.

John GreenPaper Towns (via bookmania)

back to Manhattan today after a little over a month home. I’m thankful the time has come

Dear Self, 

Today you will Shine.