and took a deep breath of the flower-scented air. It was dearer to her than her kin, better than a lover, wiser than a book. And for a moment she rediscovered the purpose of her life. She was here on earth to absorb its wild enchantment. ~Boris Pasternak, "Doctor Zhivago"
that fleeting moment, when you are between asleep and awake, when you don't know the difference between reality and fantasy, when for just that one moment you feel with your entire soul that the dream is reality, and it really happened.
didn?t you? Closed your mouth more. Tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake? You can?t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that. And if he wants to leave, then let him leave. You are terrifying, and strange, and beautiful...
the opinion of others, and the moment you are unafraid of the crowd you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar arises in your heart... The roar of freedom
"A lion paces in every human heart.
What quickens yours?
What makes your lion roar?"
and it spoke to me immediately. How exciting, to find the unexpected, to have that narrow and perfect list blown wide open. Like an adventure, a discovery. Like a spark that ignites and catches you on fire. If we met someone that fit that neat little list, how predictably jejune...
removing toxic people from your life. It doesn't matter whether someone is a relative, romantic interest, childhood friend or an employer. You don't have to make room for people who cause you pain or make you feel small. It's one thing of a person owns up to their behaviour and...
art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over."