“It is the tenderness that breaks our hearts. The loveliness that leaves us stranded on the shore, watching the boats sail away. It is the sweetness that makes us want to reach out and touch the soft skin of another person. And it is the grace that comes to us, undeserving though we may be.”—Robert Goolrick (via misswallflower)
“I have been through a lot and have suffered a great deal. But I have had lots of happy moments, as well. Every moment one lives is different from the other. The good, the bad, hardship, the joy, the tragedy, love, and happiness are all interwoven into one single, indescribable whole that is called life. You cannot separate the good from the bad. And perhaps there is no need to do so, either.”—Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (via misswallflower)
We live in a generation of passive aggression. No one actually says what’s actually on their mind, or what their problem is or how their truly feeling. Instead, people stay silent and fake. We paint on smiles and pretend everythings okay or post a vague facebook status while we whipser to each other about our problems rather than actually confront the issue. Until eventually, we forget why we were mad in the first place and the feeling passes. That’s not healthy.
“Is it possible, in the final analysis, for one human being to achieve perfect understanding of another?
We can invest enormous time and energy in serious efforts to know another person, but in the end, how close can we come to that person’s essence? We convince ourselves that we know the other person well, but do we really know anything important about anyone?”—Haruki Murakami (via misswallflower)