One day, we will know the glorious fullness of love as it was meant to be, carrying nothing with it but Your beautiful name. One day, we will know such abandon and freedom, one day our hearts will be fully released to feel and to heal. One day, our scars will be wiped from our eyes by the most gentle and radiant beauty we have ever known. One day, our souls will be completely unlocked as we soar in the safety and fullness that we could never have dreamt of.
And one day, I will have full assurance of the love I saw manifest in her life.
Today; my heart is aching for places I’ve never been.
"I like cancelled plans. And empty bookstores. I like rainy days and thunderstorms. And quiet coffee shops. I like messy beds and over-worn pajamas. Most of all, I like the small joys that a simple life brings."
- (via will-you-dance-with-me)
I can’t even stand the shape that those letters form.
"Grief is a statement - a statement that you loved someone."
- Barbara Bumgartner
"Experiencing my friend’s death has depleted my heart. My heart lies collapsed, like a party balloon the morning after the celebration. No one understands my grief. I guess that’s what I get for taking friendship so seriously."
- Harold Ivan Smith
astronomers got tired after watching the moon go around the earth for 24 hours so they decided to call it a day
What if verbal abuse left the same scars as physical abuse? Would it be taken more seriously? That’s what photographer Richard Johnson hopes to accomplish with his new photo project, “Weapons of Choice.”
The series uses a makeup artist to put bruises and scars on photo subjects. Embedded in these violent marks are some hateful words typically associated with abuse, such as “Stupid,” “Dumb,” “Trash” and others that are much, much worse.
Oh my god.
#223: What If I Fall
"What if I fall?"
"Oh, but my darling… what if you fly?"
—taken from a conversation between Dr. Oakes, Assistant Provost at Wake Forest University, and Dr. Maya Angelou
The fear of falling will rob you of the joy of flying. Every. Single. Time. Don’t let a “What if?” stop you from moving forward and experiencing a “WOW!”
#198: Always Remember
"Promise me you’ll always remember: you’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
—A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
This doodle was commissioned by a dear friend, who happens to be one of my biggest cheerleaders and often makes me feel just like this quote. :)
We are often our own harshest critics, and sometimes all we need is a friend who will remind us that we are made for more.
So let me just remind you: you are made for more.
Words of wisdom
"Continue to share your heart with people even if it has been broken."
- Amy Poehler, Harvard Speech (via teganrutherford)
"There’s nothing so wrong as when young folks die."
- Mr Mason