"it is a serious thing // just to be alive / on this fresh morning / in this broken world."

– Mary Oliver, Red Bird (via pureblyss)

"Be grateful for the wound that pushes you towards God."

– Yasmin Mogahed  (via pureblyss)

"I loved you like a man loves a woman he never touches, only writes to, keeps little photographs of."

Charles Bukowski (via tini21)

Learn

You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then – to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the thing for you.

T.H. White