Which is just to say, be careful when choosing what you’re proud of—because the world has every intention of using it against you.
maybe you’re not here to understand anything but to appreciate what’s here.
Today is the day that you decide to care for yourself, flaws and all.
Maybe it’s true: maybe the universe doesn’t give a shit about you. But through empathy, we can care about each other, and we are also of the universe.
John Green in Thoughts on How to Make Things And Why
galaxies inside your head.
Stop letting people
you cannot shine.
You feel like a hallelujah that does not know it is being sung.
Caroline Harvey, From ‘Litany One: Between the Light’ (via poemsbydes
A human being is a part of the whole, called by us “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. The striving to free oneself from this delusion is the one issue of true religion. Not to nourish it but to try to overcome it is the way to reach the attainable measure of peace of mind.
May we all emerge from winter with our strength renewed and any unwanted pieces left under the ice.