~ "14 Lines from Love Letters or Suicide Notes" by David ‘Doc’ Luben (via bruisedkneesclub)
~ Mary Oliver (via unmaiden)
~ Rob Thomas, The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (via diluvie)
~ Margaret Atwood (via rabbitinthemoon)
Stop worrying about your identity and concern yourself with the people you care about, ideas that matter to you, beliefs you can stand by, tickets you can run on. Intelligent humans make those choices with their brain and hearts and they make them alone. The world does not deliver meaning to you. You have to make it meaningful…and decide what you want and need and must do. It’s a tough, unimaginably lonely and complicated way to be in the world. But that’s the deal: you have to live; you can’t live by slogans, dead ideas, clichés, or national flags. Finding an identity is easy. It’s the easy way out.
~ Zadie Smith, On Beauty (via quotes-shape-us)
~ From To The Boy Who Exploded, To The Boy Who Drowned, To The Boy Who Fell From Stars by Nicole Blackman (via hush-syrup)
~ Bohumil Hrabal, Harlequin’s Millions (via yesyes)
The train runs on the elevated track
my thoughts wander in sunlight’s shadows.
Quietly reflecting on my heart
I’m surprised at no fulfillment.
Autumn’s evening sun scatters on the streets
cars and horses come and go on the pavements
and yet my life is there or is it not?
Even in the window of a poor house
in a back alley cloudy with soot
yellow-speckled cotton rosemallows bloom.
~ Sakutarō Hagiwara, Late Autumn, trans. Hiroaki Sato (via yesyes)