"Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends.
You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things: air, sleep, dreams, sea, the sky - all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it."
— Cesare Pavese
A poetic and artful umbrella, Komorebi is based on a Japanese expression that approximately translates to “sunshine filtering through foliage.”
Names are like passkeys which unlock our empathy, in a single moment capable of transforming a stranger into someone deserving of our decency. But, interestingly, the empathizing effect of knowing someone’s name still applies when its bearer isn’t human.
It was quite likely after our earliest interspecies bonding, with the domestication of dogs some 50,000 years ago, that we first began to bestow some form of personal names upon animals, too — and in so doing, elevated their distinction from a generalized animal, to an individualized companion. It’s not surprising then that, in that recognition, dogs soon gained access to affection and endearment we once reserved only for our own kind.
"It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read."
— Lemony Snicket
"As a man’s real power grows and his knowledge widens, ever the way he can follow grows narrower: until at last he chooses nothing, but does only and wholly what he must do…"
— Ursula K. Le Guin
"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth."
— Henry David Thoreau, Walden
"Faith, I’ve concluded, means believing in advance what will only make sense in reverse."
— Philip Yancey, The Question That Never Goes Away
"What protects you in this world from sadness and from the loss of an ability to do something? … Work and love."
As anticipated, Warner Bros.’ The LEGO Movie, directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, destroyed the box office with a $69.1 million opening.
"I can never look at a bird without thinking of you,” he said. “I wonder what you will do with your wings once you have found them. I wonder how far away they will take you. And I fear them, for my sake, at the same time that I hope for them, for yours."
— Julianne Donaldson, Blackmoore
*tries to make a personal post*
*deletes all 4 drafts*
its better this way
Sad and tired
going to sleep now.