*meows back at my cat in order to demonstrate active listening*

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simple man (by ©Helminadia Ranford)

Old Chinese fisherman, Li river.



simple man (by ©Helminadia Ranford)

Old Chinese fisherman, Li river.

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There’s no nightmare you can’t wake yourself up from.
Byron Katie, A Thousand Names for Joy (via cricketbaker)

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There’s always going to be bad stuff out there. But here’s the amazing thing — light trumps darkness, every time. You stick a candle into the dark, but you can’t stick the dark into the light.
Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart (via larmoyante)

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What we all want, really, is to be loved. That craving drives our worst behavior.
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care (via quotes-shape-us)

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Seeing her sitting there unresponsive makes me realize that silence has a sound.
Jodi Picoult (via feellng)

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You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.
Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper (via words-of-emotion)

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You don’t need water to feel like you’re drowning, do you?
Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes (via observando)

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She puts her hands on either side of my face, and the room falls away. I have never gotten so lost in a kiss before.
And then, the space between us explodes. My heart keeps missing beats and my hands cannot bring her close enough to me. I taste her and realize I have been starving.
I have loved before, but it didn’t feel like this.
I have kissed before, but it didn’t burn me alive.
Maybe it lasts a minute, and maybe it’s an hour. All I know is that kiss, and how soft her skin is when it brushes against mine, and that even if I did not know it until now, I have been waiting for this person forever.
Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home (via larmoyante)

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