We had so much to share. I fell asleep that night, enveloped by the sweetness of his absence. Because the absence, of course, is nothing but a haunting presence.
"Happiness doesn’t come automatically. It is not a gift that good fortune bestows upon us and a reversal of takes back.
It depends on us alone. One doesn’t become happy overnight, but with patient labor, day after day .
Happiness is constructed, and that requires effort and time.
In order to become happy, we have to learn how to change ourselves.”
Luca and Francesco Cavalli-Sforza
"It is far more powerful to live your truth than to preach it "
VACATIONS! At last ! Time to grow me a fishtail.
Le coeur a sa mémoire
The heart has its own memory
I will gladly take on your ocean
just to swim beneath you
so I can kiss the bends of your knees
in appreciation for the work they do
keeping your head above water ❞
—— Mike McGee
(via 5000 letters)
Do you know the meaning of red lotus flower? The red lotus symbolizes the original state of the heart. It is a symbol of love, compassion, activeness, kindness, passion and other emotions associated with the heart. The red lotus is typically depicted with its petals opened, which may be to symbolize the beauty and openness of a giving heart. A fully bloomed red lotus symbolizes big-heartedness and generosity.
"“It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
" I”ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.
I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.”
I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.
I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
― Maya Angelou