“[He heard people singing. Behind him, across vast distances of space and time, from the place he had left, he thought he heard music too.] But perhaps it was only an echo.”—Lois Lowry, The Giver (thanks, nothingunknown)
“Sometimes I feel like there’s a hole inside of me, an emptiness that at times seems to burn. I think if you lifted my heart to your ear, you could probably hear the ocean. I have this dream of being whole, of not going to sleep each night wanting. But still sometimes when the wind is warm or the crickets sing… I dream of a love that even time will lie down and be still for. I just want someone to love me. I want to be seen.”— Sally Owens, Practical Magic (via lex-mercedes)
just found out i finish work on the 4th. driving up from Miami to Orlando that night. leaving to drive my sister up to Providence the morning of the 5th. stopping in DC for the night. Driving up to RI on the 6th.
then the fun begins. and hopefully it all works out. and if it does it could be the best.
“Perhaps we don’t like what we see: our hips, our loss of hair, our shoe size, our dimples, our knuckles too big, our eating habits, our disposition. We have disclosed these things in secret, likes and dislikes, behind doors with locks, our lonely rooms, our messy desks, our empty hearts, our sudden bursts of energy, our sudden bouts of. Don’t worry. Put away your mirrors and your beauty magazines and your books on tape. There is someone right here who knows you more than you do, who is making room on the couch, who is fixing a meal, who is putting on your favorite record, who is listening intently to what you have to say, who is standing there with you, face to face, hand to hand, eye to eye, mouth to mouth. There is no space left uncovered. This is where you belong.”—Sufjan Stevens (via blua)