“This is love, isn’t it? When you notice someone’s absence and hate that absence more than anything? More, even, than you love his presence?”—Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated (via lepetitmort) (via delawareareyou) (via synecdoche) (via bandages) (via allisfleeting)
…but I’m really excited to be birdwatching in Point Pelee, and what’s more, shooting for 100 species sighted by the end of our walkabout tomorrow (currently stands at 94, but we’re running out of places to go). This is my first birdwatching trip, and already, I could probably correctly identify more species of birds than most people ever even thought about. This isn’t important information for anyone; not even myself. I just like doing it.
“Other people will suck the reality off you sometimes, make you suddenly self conscious of who and what you are. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Let the feeling wash over you, accept it, and move on past it.”—I Wrote This For You (via thresca) (via quote-book)
“And grief still feels like fear. Perhaps, more strictly, like suspense. Or like waiting; just hanging about waiting for something to happen. It gives life a permanently provisional feeling. It doesn’t seem worth starting anything. I can’t settle down. I yawn, I fidget, I smoke too much. Up till this I always had too little time. Now there is nothing but time. Almost pure time, empty successiveness.”—C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed (via psychotherapy) (via seemsforever)
“A photograph never grows old. You and I change, people change all through the months and years, but a photograph always remains the same. How nice to look at a photograph of mother or father taken many years ago. You see them as you remember them. But as people live on, they change completely. That is why I think a photograph can be kind.”—Albert Einstein (via reluctantbuddha) (via hammocknotes) (via weareinfinite)
“ I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations — one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it — you will regret both. ”—Soren Kirkegaard (via heykwlgrl) (via quote-book)