Somehow, no matter how much you touch your hair or see it in the mirror, a haircut still doesn’t seem real until you shampoo it..

Ever finished a book? I mean, truly finished one? Cover to cover. Closed the spine with that slow awakening that comes with reentering consciousness?

You take a breath, deep from the bottom of your lungs and sit there. Book in both hands, your head staring down at the cover, back page or wall in front of you.

You’re grateful, thoughtful, pensive. You feel like a piece of you was just gained and lost. You’ve just experienced something deep, something intimate… Full from the experience, the connection, the richness that comes after digesting another soul.

[…]

It’s no surprise that readers are better people. Having experienced someone else’s life through abstract eyes, they’ve learned what it’s like to leave their bodies and see the world through other frames of reference. They have access to hundreds of souls, and the collected wisdom of all them.

Beautiful read on why readers are, “scientifically,” the best people to date

Perhaps Kafka’s timeless contention that books are "the axe for the frozen sea inside us" applies equally to the frozen sea between us. 

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neil will love this one.

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“I only write when I am falling in love, or falling apart.”
“Without forgiveness life is governed by… an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.”
— Roberto Assagioli (via picsandquotes)

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brightlightsloudnoises:

I have no right
to waste this
time
waiting
for you

I should have learned
from past
loves

that this love

may be no love at
all

I should have learned
that the only thing
to do is
press forward,

achieve,
dream,
aim,
etc.

that the best life

is
a

light
life

untied
and

steadily gaining
on an
undetermined,

brightlightsloudnoises:

"i write for you" from Paperback Heart by Bill Winchester (brightlightsloudnoises) on Amazon.com

juliettesandleitner:

I quickly drew a picture of my friend Steven tonight

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