I have had to experience so much stupidity, so many vices, so much error, so much nausea, disillusionment and sorrow, just in order to become a child again and begin anew. I had to experience despair, I had to sink to the greatest mental depths, to thoughts of suicide, in order to experience grace.Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha (via yeshecholwa)
The hills step off into whiteness.Sylvia Plath, from “Sheep in Fog” (via abattoirette)
People or stars
Regard me sadly, I disappoint them.
Sandro Botticelli, Primavera, c. 1482 (detail)
Léa Seydoux in Petit tailleur by Louis Garrel
come back, come back to me
All the natural movements of the soul are controlled by laws analogous to those of physical gravity. Grace is the only exception. Grace fills empty spaces, but it can only enter where there is a void to receive it, and it is grace itself which makes this void. The imagination is continually at work filling up all the fissures through which grace might pass.Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace
Never apologize for burning too brightly or collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made.Tyler Kent White (via allwereallyneedisweed)
agnes varda and her daughter on the beach
Butterflies by Carsten Witte
and then he could not see her come into a room without a sense of the flowing of robes, of the flowering of blossoms, of the purple waves of the sea, of all things that are lovely and mutable on the surface but still and passionate in their heart.
— Virginia Woolf (Night and Day)
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