"How fascinating it is that there are millions of people all over the world who are wide awake at 4 am missing someone. And there are millions of people sound asleep at 4 am, with no idea that they’re being missed."
108,207 notes - 4 March, 2014
"I am happy when I eat fresh fruit, when I burst out laughing, when I discover a new song, when I finish a good book, when I wake up and feel relaxed. I’m glad to have friends, family, a home, food when I’m hungry, hot water when I shower. I love being able to live and see the seasons change, to have gifts at Christmas and at my birthday, to travel sometimes, to have a good education and a great access to culture. I’m flattered when people compliment me, when people smile at me, when people are polite to me. There are so many things that make life so simple and easy and I will always think about them more than all the bad things that will happen to me. I do not have time to be sad every day and ungrateful; I have every reason in the world to be happy."
25,795 notes - 2 March, 2014
Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp Minor (4th Movt.: Adagietto)
Daniel Barenboim conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
280 notes - 2 March, 2014
"Life is weird. It will give you sadness served on dirty plate, and days when it takes you two days to get out of bed. It will replace your shadow with the ghosts of who you use to be, and they will follow you around, whispering the past into your ear. It might even throw in a dark cloud on a sunny day that will turn everything upside, just for good measure. Life will give you heartbreak, a lot of it, and maybe a few unrequited loves, and too many days with a heavy heart and drenched eyes. Sometimes, it will lead you down the wrong path that will require you to trek through storms to get back to the right one. It will abandon you with your thoughts that tell you that the monster doesn’t live under the bed, instead, it lives in the mirror. Life will give you tragedies, and total chaos, and tears. But it will also give you the chance to meet a few good people who will turn into friends that will lie on the floor of a public bathroom with you while you contemplate why you decided to drink so much that night. It will give you someone who will answer your calls at four o’clock in the morning, and hold your hand even if it’s sweaty as hell. It will blow soft winds through your hair and give you a chance to hear the leaves rustle. Life will give you a car, some good company and a long road, it will scatter the stars across the dark, blue sky and give you something to believe in. It will also give you books and music, words written by strangers so that you know that you’re never truly alone. Every day it will give you a different sunrise and a different sunset, and a chance for you to witness the beauty of it all. Life will give you experience, a lot of it, and you will learn and grow and bloom. It will give you a hundred reasons to go, but a thousand reasons to stay. So stay."
3,400 notes - 2 March, 2014
"Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Just as the stone of the fruit must break, so that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain. And if you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy. If you accept the seasons of your heart, as you have always accepted the four seasons, you would watch with serenity the winters of your grief. Much of your pain is self-chosen. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore, trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility. For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen."
3 notes - 2 March, 2014