“Grief is a house.
Where the chairs have forgotten how to hold us, the mirrors how to reflect us, the walls how to contain us.
Grief is a house that disappears each time someone knocks at the door or rings the bell, a house that blows into the air at the slightest gust, that buries itself deep in the ground while everyone is sleeping.
Grief is a house where no one can protect you, where the younger sister will grow older than the older one. Where the doors no longer let you in or out”—The sky is everywhere
“..And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion or government which limits or destroys the individual.”—John Steinbeck, East of Eden (via blowkissesnotboys)
“It is very important that you only do what you love to do. you may be poor, you may go hungry, you may lose your car, you may have to move into a shabby place to live, but you will totally live. And at the end of your days you will bless your life because you have done what you came here to do. Otherwise, you will live your life as a prostitute, you will do things only for a reason, to please other people, and you will never have lived. and you will not have a pleasant death.”—Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (via blowkissesnotboys)
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”—Elisabeth Kubler Ross (via blowkissesnotboys)
“If you want happiness for an hour - take a nap. If you want happiness for a day - go fishing. If you want happiness for a month - get married. If you want happiness for a year - inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime - help someone else.”—