What you have learned from experience is worth much more than gold. If you have a house it may burn down. Any kind of possession can be lost, but your experience is yours forever. Keep it and find a way to use it.
— Somaly Mam (via observando)
She understood that the hardest times in life to go through were when you were transitioning from one version of yourself to another.
— Sarah Addison Allen, Lost Lake (via elige)
Essentially all this is crude and meaningless…as an avalanche which involuntarily rolls down a mountain and overwhelms people. But when one listens to music, all this is: that some people lie in their graves and sleep, and that one woman is alive…and the avalanche seems no longer meaningless, since in nature everything has a meaning. And everything is forgiven, and it would be strange not to forgive.
I wish I hadn’t shown you the darkest parts of me.
— I Would Take it All Back (#616: July 21, 2014)