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There's no sense trying to make sense of anything

“We think, I’m not a fool today. I’ve learned my lesson. I was a fool yesterday but not this morning. Then tomorrow we find out that, yes, we were a fool today too. I think the only way we can grow and get on in this world is to accept the fact we’re not perfect and live accordingly.”

—   Ray BradburyThe Illustrated Man  (via emergentpattern)

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“What’s the bravest thing you ever did?
He spat in the road a bloody phlegm. Getting up this morning, he said.”

—   Cormac McCarthy, The Road

How can I not try
To fill the cracks and patch the walls
Nobody lives in a ruin by choice
Human nature dictates the need for protection, home, belonging
Once we’ve set upon the path we must continue, we must try
I can’t give up
A keen eye in the past
A hopefull eye to the future
I can only work to not repeat my mistakes, not continue in error
All gifts in this are cherished
Minescule and benign alike


Prefab cabin design by CalPoly Pomona students for use in California state parks.

Photography by Paul Vu.

and darkness
and the little voices
Standing in the night with nothing between the air and my skin
Longing for the roundness of the moon
The soft glow
If ever there was a moment to hold, to capture yearning it is now
I can see it, I can imagine what it feels like
I can almost remember touching it as a child
The memory of the thing is not the thing at all
A shadow
An illusion

“We’re stronger in the places that we’ve been broken”

—   Ernest Hemingway  (via whiskeysandwords)

(Source: aureat, via whiskeysandwords)

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Thoughts on living for myself

It isn’t enough to consider how what I do affects those around me, and how their feelings affect me.  That’s still focusing all my energy on me.  To truly live, truly be happy I must work to find my joy in the fulfillment of the people I touch.  I must give selflessly without fear.  

I will fail, I will get hurt and it will not always be comfortable.  These things are temporary and are part of feeling, part of being human.

I cannot expect things, it cannot be my motivation.  

I should find pleasure where I am able to provide it.

This simple life that I’ve made so difficult with my actions can change.  The past can be just that, the future can be what I make it.

There is no good reason to hide love, love is not power and should not be used as such.  Love is a living thing, to share it is to nurture it and help it grow.

I must remember that nobody owes me anything.  What I choose to give is just that, a gift, it creates no debt.

“Whatever joy there is in the world
Arises from wishing for others’ happiness.
Whatever suffering there is in the world
Arises from wishing for your own happiness.”

—   Shantideva

Nothing says “Fuck Today” like giving your coffee a healthy pour of Pendleton

Today may officially become “FUCK IT I QUIT DAY” before all is said and done

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On any given day there can be a song that grabs a hold of part of you. It can be a melody or a beat or a lyric or even just a feeling that washes over you like a shadow as it plays. Sometimes it’s a memory and other times it’s a wish, but it touches you all the same.
It usually hangs on for a little while with me, a persistent nagging reminder of whatever it inspired inside. I might chase the Dragon looking for more music to cause the same inspiration or I might listen to it over and over again to explore the feelings more deeply.
Today this is the song that spoke to me.

I hear that sleep is pretty cool

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