“humans as conduits for extraordinary things.
it’s crucial that a society recognize and
emphasize this kind of greatness.
this kind of beauty.
especially now, in our culture, where the focus has
shifted so heavily in favor of celebrity and spectacle.
we need more than that.
we need to be INSPIRED.
we need to be elevated.
we need larger, more consistent examples of
what extraordinary REALLY looks like.
because that’s the only way we will ever see
what we are TRULY capable of.”—matt nathanson
“It is not an easy way: as a result of the fall of our first parents, humanity is marked by the wounds of sin, whose consequences continue to be felt also among the redeemed. But evil and death will not have the last word!”—Pope John Paul II
“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in every one of them encloses its own secret; that every beating heart in the hundreds of thousands of breasts there, is, in some of its imaginings, a secret to the heart nearest it.”—Charles Dickens (via whimsyatteatime)
“Some things are hard to write about. After something happens to you, you go to write it down, and either you over dramatize it, or underplay it, exaggerate the wrong parts or ignore the important ones. At any rate, you never write it quite the way you want to.”—Sylvia Plath (via takeadeeperlookk)
“I can’t imagine anything but music that could have brought about this alchemy. Maybe it’s because music is about as physical as it gets: your essential rhythm is your heartbeat, your essential sound, the breath. We’re walking temples of noise, and when you add tender hearts to this mix, it somehow lets us meet in places we couldn’t get to any other way.”—Anne Lamott (via seeyouinthesunrise)