I see the sun, and if I don’t see the sun, I know it’s there. And there’s a whole life in that, in knowing that the sun is there. Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability. And to help repair tears in her society, to make things a little better through the use of whatever ability she has. To do something, as my colleague David Souter would say, outside myself. ‘Cause I’ve gotten …
Poetry puts starch in your backbone so you can stand, so you can compose your life. Maya Angelou (via magicinhermadness)
with the right people. a year is a lifetime. find the people who want to live lives with you. Nayyirah Waheed
kellysue: purfuction: everyday #bgsd There is a page in one of my journals just like this.
One hears it a lot on airplanes: “Make sure you have your own mask on, before helping others with theirs.” Daniel Handler [Lemony Snicket], upon being asked “What’s your very best life advice?"
The last of the suburbs was still passing by, hunkered down for the winter and still as Sunday. Alex felt a particular yearning for the suburbs between an airport and a city; he wanted to stop the car and knock on one of those pine doors, and squeeze in between the fireman and his wife …
Not so sure about that, but it’s worth a try. [Image: Chalkboard street sign that reads “coffee will make this better”]