// beauty in the dissonance \\

dreamy idealist.
intrigued by the mystery of life & all of its pleasures & pains.
here you'll find strivings to live well, love well, & thrive in the gray-ness of life.

“I am a hunter of beauty and I move slow and I keep eyes wide, every fiber of every muscle sensing all wonder and this is the thrill of the hunt and I could be an expert on the life full, the beauty meat the lurks in every moment.”

—   Ann Voskamp

(Source: awelltraveledwoman)

The Tallest Man on Earth - Love is All



"Oh, I said I could rise from the harness of our goals. Here come the tears but like always - I let them go, just let them go”.

(Source: usicmay, via fern--hill)

Ohhh Seattle, you get me.
Community p-patch finds

“Most people are together just so they are not alone. But some people want magic. I think you are one of those people.”

—   Broken English (2007)

(Source: linaheart, via -tartarus)

“Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.”

—   Isabelle Eberhardt, The Nomad: The Diaries of Isabelle Eberhardt 

(Source: goodreads.com, via scottyk)

“Let go of the idea of what is normal, and go live your life the way you really want to live.”

—   Shanti 

(Source: travel-as-a-happy-hippie, via haileymariehirst)

Payette floatin’

“Hiking - I don’t like either the word or the thing. People ought to saunter in the mountains - not hike! Do you know the origin of that word ‘saunter?’ It’s a beautiful word. Away back in the Middle Ages people used to go on pilgrimages to the Holy Land, and when people in the villages through which they passed asked where they were going, they would reply, “A la sainte terre,’ ‘To the Holy Land.’ And so they became known as sainte-terre-ers or saunterers. Now these mountains are our Holy Land, and we ought to saunter through them reverently, not ‘hike’ through them.”

—   John Muir

(Source: debbie-thornberry, via haileymariehirst)

“We don’t learn to love each other well in the easy moments. Anyone is good company at a cocktail party. But love is born when we misunderstand one another and make it right, when we cry in the kitchen, when we show up uninvited with magazines and granola bars, in an effort to say, I love you.”

—   Shauna Niequist, Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table, with Recipes 

(Source: emotional-algebra, via cursiveonthewall)

“The world is not lacking in wonders, but in a
sense of wonder.”

—   G.K. Chesterton 

(Source: lazarusknowsthetruth, via herkindoftea)

You are tired,
(I think)
And so am I.
Tired of things that break, and—
Just tired.
So am I.

Come with me, then,
And we’ll leave it far and far away—
(Only you and I, understand!)

—   e.e cummings, from you are tired (i think)

(Source: violentwavesofemotion, via desertflume)

“I crave space. It charges my batteries. It helps me breathe. Being around people can be so exhausting, because most of them love to take and barely know how to give. Except for a rare few.”

—   Katie Kacvinsky, First Comes Love

(Source: psych-facts, via adventureinwonderland)

“We are, perhaps uniquely among the earth’s creatures, the worrying animal. We worry away our lives, fearing the future, discontent with the present, unable to take in the idea of dying, unable to sit still.”

—   Lewis Thomas, The Medusa and the Snail

(Source: misswallflower)