You’re told that you’re in your head too much, a phrase that’s often deployed against the quiet and cerebral. Or maybe there’s another word for such people: thinkers. -Susan Cain, Quiet (via larmoyante)
dreaming of flying away…
Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t. -Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free (via larmoyante)
Spring
Here I became aware of the world’s tenderness, the profound beneficence of all that surrounded me, the blissful bond between me and all of creation, and I realized that the joy I sought in you was not only secreted within you, but breathed around me everywhere, in the speeding street sounds, in the hem of a comically lifted skirt, in the metallic yet tender drone of the wind, in the autumn clouds bloated with rain. I realized that the world does not represent a struggle at all, or a predaceous sequence of chance events, but the shimmering bliss, beneficent trepidation, a gift bestowed upon us and unappreciated. -Vladimir Nabokov, “Beneficience” in The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov (via larmoyante)
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth. -Benjamin Disraeli (via larmoyante)