Which do you want: the pain of staying where you are, or the pain of growth?
The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you.
that alpine glow though… crave
To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Man shouldn’t be able to see his own face – there’s nothing more sinister. Nature gave him the gift of not being able to see it, and of not being able to stare into his own eyes.
Only in the water of rivers and ponds could he look at his face. And the very posture he had to assume was symbolic. He had to bend over, stoop down, to commit the ignominy of beholding himself.
The inventor of the mirror poisoned the human heart.
Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet