signs of life
"it's as though my heart, in the midst of its euphoria, is saying to my mind, 'there are things you cannot understand, and you must learn to live with this. not only must you learn to live with this, you must learn to enjoy this.'" - Donald Miller
13:25 holliweed:

Untitled on We Heart It.
21:13"We love horizons
but forget to love the sand
beneath our own feet." — Daily Haiku on Love by Tyler Knott Gregson (via tylerknott)

(via tylerknott)

22:14 jayceeb:
       Favorite place to watch the sunset
22:02"But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie." — Khaled Hosseini (via kjoyhelm)

(Source: observando, via kjoyhelm)

13:12 whitepaperquotes:

Handwritten by whitepaperquotes contributor Mehernaz
21:28 bavarde:

Yoli (by danisantalla)
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets,
The muttering retreats
Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels
And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells:
Streets that follow like a tedious argument
Of insidious intent
To lead you to an overwhelming question …
Oh, do not ask, “What is it?”
Let us go and make our visit.
16:47"However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poorhouse. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the almshouse as brightly as from the rich man’s abode; the snow melts before its door as early in the spring. I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there, and have as cheering thoughts, as in a palace." — Henry David Thoreau, Walden (via kjoyhelm)

(Source: observando, via kjoyhelm)

After A While

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 always 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 ahead
with the grace of 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 
you really are strong 
you really do have worth 
and you learn 
and you learn 
with every goodbye, you learn…