Especially # 7, 11, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21 & 22

 

Especially # 7, 11, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21 & 22

I feel utterly in your hands, absolutely defenseless, and for once I shall beg: keep me in your heart or chase me away, but don’t let me cling to love to find out suddenly it is there no more.
- Simone de Beauvoir, from a letter to Nelson Algren  (via unculturedmag)
people who love their bodies, their lives, their relationships, don’t hate on others’. if you know love and happiness, that’s what you put out in the world.
When you are washing the dishes, washing the dishes must be the most important thing in your life. Just as when you are drinking tea, drinking tea must be the most important thing in your life. Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the whole world revolves—slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. Only this actual moment is life.
- Thich Nhat Hanh (via awelltraveledwoman)
She also considered very seriously what she would look like in a little cottage in the middle of the forest, dressed in a melancholy gray and holding communion only with the birds and trees; a life of retirement away from the vain world; a life into which no man came.
- A.A. Milne (via karrinainoregon)