- Marilyn Monroe
- Brian Andreas, Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas (via takemetomountains)
Listen closely, lean in, let me whisper it to you clearly and softly so you won’t forget;
The sun rises again.
I assure you, listen. The sun will rise again.
And at its next, may it greet you tender with a kiss of kindness and devotion, invading your hiding places, awakening the dreams you slept upon.
Let its warmth insulate your soul, surrounding all its complexities, leaving you simple, welcoming of new.
And know also, even flowers grow among rocks. There is healing after dark.
- Stasi Eldredge, Captivating (via dear-abigail)
- E. Y. Harburg (via rainydaysandblankets)
I needed this today.
- Anthony Bloom
"All human beings are alone. No other person will completely feel like we do, think like we do, act like we do. Each of us is unique, and our aloneness is the other side of our uniqueness. The question is whether we let our aloneness become loneliness or whether we allow it to lead us into solitude. Loneliness is painful; solitude is peaceful. Loneliness makes us cling to others in desperation; solitude allows us to respect others in their uniqueness and create community.
"Letting our aloneness grow into solitude and not into loneliness is a lifelong struggle. It requires conscious choices about whom to be with, what to study, how to pray, and when to ask for counsel. But wise choices will help us to find the solitude where our hearts can grow in love."
- Henri Nouwen