“When the Japanese mend broken objects they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold, because they believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history, it becomes more beautiful.”
Wisdom is to have dreams big enough not to lose sight while we pursue them.
“The most special times in a person’s life are not meant to last forever. They’re like bubbles rising from a plastic ring dipped into a soapy solution. The soap bubbles rise, with the sun flashing brilliant colors, then bursts into a showery memory mist.” — Julius Thompson, A Brownstone in Brooklyn
I actually stole this from my friend Wendy’s lovely blog, At | Home | Brooklyn. You can follow her here!
“Those that love you are not fooled by the mistakes you’ve made or the dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you’re confused.”
“No matter what, I want to continue living with the awareness that I will die.”
– Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
” ‘Copper, you’re my very best friend.’
‘And you’re mine too, Tod.’
‘And we’ll always be friends forever, right?’
‘Yeah, forever…’ ”
– Fox & the Hound on Netflix. Why do I do this to myself?
” ‘Well,’ said Pooh, ‘what I like best,’ and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called…”
– Winnie the Pooh!
“What we are is God’s gift to us; what we become is our gift to God.”
“To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.”
– Gottfried von Leibnitz (via thehappyprojectblog)
“When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.”
– John Lennon