Inspired by a project – and Henry Miller.
“Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.”
“Whatever needs to be maintained through force is doomed”
“One of the reasons why so few of us ever act, instead of react, is because we are continually stifling our deepest impulses.”
“The tragedy of it is that nobody sees the look of desperation on my face. Thousands and thousands of us, and we’re passing one another without a look of recognition.”
…and something that digs deeper than most…
“Run your fingers through my soul. For once, just once, feel exactly what I feel, believe what I believe, perceive as I perceive, look, experience, examine, and for once;
But I don’t need you to believe what I believe. I would never want you to feel what I feel at times. I don’t want your heart to go
where mine’s been.
I just want you to understand.