The ability to retain a child’s view of the world with at the same time a mature understanding of what it means to retain it, is extremely rare - and a person who has these qualities is likely to be able to contribute something really important to our thinking.

Mortimer J. Adler (via observando)


I don’t care what we are or aren’t. I don’t care how you see me or how you feel about me. I should care and probably do deep down but for now? 

I could care less.

What I do care about is hearing from you. I just want to know. It seems like it has been forever and all I want as of this moment in time is to talk to you and tell you about all the crazy things and thoughts in my head. 

I just want to talk. If we’re “friends” now why can’t we do even that?

Three simple rules in life. 1. If you do not go after what you want, you’ll never have it. 2. If you do not ask, the answer will always be no. 3. If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place.

(via bontomato)

Go off!!!!

(via lc14558)

(via thecityatsunrise)

If we are not allowed to deal with small problems, we will be destroyed by slightly larger ones. When we come to understand this, we live our lives not avoiding problems, but welcoming them them as challenges that will strengthen us so that we can be victorious in the future.

Jim Stovall, The Ultimate Gift (via observando)

Three or four times only in my youth did I glimpse the Joyous Isles, before they were lost to fogs, depressions, cold fronts, ill winds, and contrary tides… I mistook them for adulthood. Assuming they were a fixed feature in my life’s voyage, I neglected to record their latitude, their longitude, their approach. Young ruddy fool. What wouldn’t I give now for a never-changing map of the ever-constant ineffable? To possess, as it were, an atlas of clouds.

David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas (via observando)