johnny cash and june carter cash
On my 20th birthday I was living in Alaska. A good friend got the hook up with some kayak rentals and we spent the day paddling in and out of coves along the base of the mountains. At one point we came on two humpback whales just 10-15 feet from where we were paddling. One of the most beautiful and terrifying moments.
Such a great memory.
It’s a most distressing affliction to have a sentimental heart and a skeptical mind. — Naguib Mahfouz (via awelltraveledwoman)
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Much that may one day be possible can already be prepared by the solitary individual, and built with his own hands which make fewer mistakes. Therefore love your solitude and bear the pain of it without self-pity. The distance you feel from those around you should trouble you no more than your distance from the farthest stars. be glad that you are growing, and realize that you cannot take anyone with you: be gentle with those who stay behind. Be confident and calm before them, and don’t torment them with your doubts or distress them with your ambitions which they wouldn’t be able to comprehend. Find in a true and simple way what you have in common with them, which does not need to change when you yourself change and change again. When you see them, love life in a from that is not your own, and be kind to all the people who are afraid of their aloneness —
Love the solitude.
Worpswede, July 16, 1903
Letters to a young poet
Lots of this on my mind.
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Not a word passes between us, not because we have nothing to say, but because we don’t have to say anything. — Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
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