“After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t mean security,
And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises,
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child,
And you learn to build all your roads on today,
Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans,
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After a while you learn
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure…
That you really are strong,
And you really do have worth.
And you learn and learn…
With every goodbye you learn.”
— Jorge Luis Borges, “After a While” (translated by Veronica A. Shofstall)
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“If you are lucky enough to find a weirdo never let them go”
— Matthew Gray Gubler (via deidreelliott)
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“Why should you worry about the future? You don’t even know the present properly. Take care of the present and the future will take care of itself.”
— Ramana Maharshi (via 2ou)
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Neil Dawson, Corro Dome, (2003).
“You may not see it today or tomorrow, but you will look back in a few years and be absolutely perplexed and awed by how every little thing added up and brought you somewhere wonderful - or where you always wanted to be. You will be grateful that things didn’t work out the way you once wanted them to.”
— Unknown (via exoticwild)
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weird pool, pretty colors
“Even if you know what’s coming, you’re never prepared for how it feels.”
— Natalie Standiford, How to Say Goodbye in Robot (via herkindoftea)
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