Because life, when marked off with measures of certain time, when looked back upon in the strangest ways, seems fuller. Love seems stronger and the nights seem later, everything is intensified, highlighted by how much better things have gotten.
“There’s too much money here. Nobody should be hitting lotto for $36 million and we got people starving in the streets. That is not idealistic, that’s just real. […] There’s no way! There’s no way that these people should own planes and there are people that don’t have houses, apartments, shacks, drawers, pants! I know you’re rich, I know you got $40 billion, but can you can keep it to one house? You only need one house. And if you only got two kids, can you just keep it two rooms? Why have 52 rooms and you know there’s somebody with no room! It just don’t make sense to me.”
no but seriously, how sad is it that this is our world. guh… we need to wake up.
"the line between justice and injustice, between things being right and things not being right, can’t be drawn between ‘us’ and ‘them.’ it runs right down the middle of each one of us. the ancient philosophers, not least Aristotle, saw this as a wrinkle in the system, a puzzle at several levels. we all know what we ought to do (give or take a few details) but we all manage at least some of the time not to do it.”
“I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand & the Eskimos had a hundred words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep & there are no words for that.”—Brian Andreas (via aeloquence)
“The biggest cause for failure in relationships, as far as I have seen, is that the people in them don’t know who they are, or what they want. I mean, how can you possibly communicate what you want if you don’t even know? It’s just not possible. People seem to be completely disconnected from themselves these days. I think it starts in high school, when most of us are made to feel like we are completely sub par human specimens.”—(via aeloquence)
“It has always seemed strange to me… the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.”—John Steinbeck (via aeloquence)
love is gorgeous in its entirety and in its purest form. it is unnerving and astonishing and it takes rolling up your sleeves and fighting for the best of the other even when you don’t feel like it.
heaven isn’t somewhere else. it’s here now, incomplete but majestic, and it will be whole and flawless and incredibly captivating and beautiful on the day when creation is restored. i’m stoked. when we were in cuba last november all i kept thinking was there honestly has to be no better feeling on the face of the earth than being swept up in the waves of the ocean (next to loving another human being). for me, this is very true. but then i thought, how is it even possible that those feeling will be magnified into an even better perfection when heaven and earth collide? it blows my mind but i’m just so stoked. my God is a genius. holy shiiiatttt. i can’t wait.
i need to stop spending so much time on the computer. i need to start spending more time reading and writing and cleaning my room and such things. you know, back when i had a life outside of comp science assignments and tumblr and my boyfriend. ha.
“Here I am, a bundle of past recollections and future dreams, knotted up in a reasonably attractive bundle of flesh. I remember what this flesh had gone through; I dream of what it may go through. I record here the actions of optical nerves, of taste buds, of sensory perception. And, I think: I am but one more drop in the great sea of matter, defined, with the ability to realize my existence.”—Sylvia Plath (via aeloquence)