And if you wanted to drown, you could,
But you don’t, because finally, after all
this struggle and all these years,
you don’t want to anymore.
You’ve simply had enough of drowning
and you want to live, and you want to love.
And you’ll walk across any territory,
and any darkness, however fluid,
and however dangerous to take the one
hand and the one life, you know belongs in yours.
-David Whyte, The True Love
I want to write about faith,
about the way the moon rises
over cold snow, night after night,
faithful even as it fades from fullness,
slowly becoming that last curving and impossible
sliver of light before the final darkness.
but I have no faith myself
I refuse it even the smallest entry.
Let this then, my small poem,
like a new moon, slender and barely open,
be the first prayer that opens me to faith.
— David Whyte
"I’m not looking for someone to save me. Life rafts might keep you afloat but they rarely get you anywhere and I’ve got places I want to go."
— Andrea Gibson (via candicebetrue)
(Source: allcameundonethemomentyoumeantit, via allthingsandreagibson)
"He loved her, of course, but better than that, he chose her, day after day. Choice: that was the thing."
— Sherman Alexie, The Toughest Indian In The World (via pariswiwe)
(Source: simply-quotes, via nelsonnium)
"You deserve good things, and I want to be one of them."
— Ellen Hopkins (via hellanne)