happenstance



"Nothing makes me
feel the same
as when I finish
a good book.
What a strange mixture of
contentment
and sadness."

madeleine anderson, turning pages

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"I am often clueless
about all of the
obvious,
beautiful,
extraordinary things
that are right in front of me.
They could be
smacking me in the face—
and I still probably
would not notice."

madeleine anderson, clueless

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"For to know a man’s library is, in some measure, to know his mind."

Geraldine Brooks

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"It’s been a good day if I:
check everything off
of my to-do-list,
go for a run,
talk to my parents,
pet my cat,
read a chapter
in my book,
and fall asleep
before midnight."

madeleine anderson, daily goals

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"So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookshelf on the wall."

Roald Dahl

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"Sometimes I make us take
the long way home
just to spend a little more time
with you.
Sometimes we stop
and start to argue
and you tell me something
is one thing
and I tell you that it isn’t
and I never even care
who is right."

madeleine anderson, sidetracked

Permalink · 7 · 3 days ago
"Good books tell the truth, even when they’re about things that never have been and never will be. They’re truthful in a different way."

Stanislaw Lem

Permalink · 2 · 4 days ago

Recently stumbled upon a CD in my room that my dad gave to me when I was really little. Might be my favorite thing that I’ve listened to in a long time. I thought that I had lost this CD and I am beyond ecstatic to have found it. Some of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever listened to. 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/romantic-favorites-eugene-ormandy/4764?ean=74643891929

Permalink · 4 days ago
"You stand under waterfalls
and swim in pools that collect
at the bottom.
I walk through forests
and gaze up into light
that pours through holes
in the leaves above.
It’s in these moments
that I miss you the most
and wonder if you miss me too.
And if you do,
do you tell anyone?
It’s just that I’m so afraid
that you never wonder where I am
or how I’ve been
and that you’ve forgotten all about me
and are sinking underwater
with someone else."

madeleine anderson, forgotten

Permalink · 8 · 5 days ago
"We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen."

D.H. Lawrence

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