“We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.”—Tom Stoppard
“Solitude is herb tea and soft music. Solitude, quality solitude, is an assertion of self-worth, because only in the stillness can we hear the truth of our own unique voices.”—Pearl Cleage (via heartmindspirit)
“She waited for the train to pass. Then she said, “I sometimes think that people’s hearts are like deep wells. Nobody knows what’s at the bottom. All you can do is imagine by what comes floating to the surface every once in a while.”— Haruki Murakami (Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman)
Whenever change enters our life we experience the emotions of change. As we sense that loss is coming there is anxiety, apprehension, and worry. When loss arrives we feel sad, angry, irritated, and frustrated. Grieving needs to be done. With the experience of suffering through change may come…
The beginning of a New Year is the traditional time to make resolutions. A resolution is a formal expression of intent to change. It declares your resolve and determination to be different. A New Year is a new start and can be a good time to assess yourself. What would you like to change?
“Harry goes off into this magical world, and is it any better than the world he’s left? Only because he meets nicer people. Magic does not make his world better significantly. The relationships make his world better. Magic in many ways complicates his life.”—J.K. Rowling (via laksjdhfg09)
If you watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 backwards, Voldemort gives Dumbledore the Elder Wand back, Dobby comes back to life, everyone runs around in the woods a whole lot until they get back to the Weasley's and have a wedding, and then they fly backwards through Death Eaters to get back home so Hermione can give her parents their memories back.