"Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love."
— Rainer Maria Rilke
"And ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation."
— Khalil Gibran, The Prophet
"You have to take seriously the notion that understanding the universe is your responsibility, because the only understanding of the universe that will be useful to you is your own understanding."
— Terrence McKenna
"Love is the whole thing. We are only pieces."
"Maybe you are searching among the branches for what only appears in the roots."
to those of you here who helped get me through last week. that was the sound of someone breaking open. it hurt, but it had to happen.
so thank you.
"There are, it seems, two muses: the Muse of Inspiration, who gives us inarticulate visions and desires, and the Muse of Realization, who returns again and again to say “It is yet more difficult than you thought.” This is the muse of form. It may be then that form serves us best when it works as an obstruction, to baffle us and deflect our intended course. It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings."
— Wendell Berry (via writersrelief)
"Those who are willing to be vulnerable move among mysteries."
— Theodore Roethke