Hugely popular Surabaya Japanese chest - only $399! (at Harding’s Furniture Cuba Mall)

Hugely popular Surabaya Japanese chest - only $399! (at Harding’s Furniture Cuba Mall)


Oh, but I sigh for happiness—for a world which isn’t always ‘out of joint’. This constant living on the defensive - how tiring it is! Why won’t people live more freely and more widely. But no, there they are—smug—like little plants in little pots—that ought to have been put out in the garden years ago—years ago. But they prefer their life on a shelf—out of the “full force” of the sun and wind—each one tight in itself and away from its companions. But Fear, Distrust, Cowardice, Smugness—surely they are more horrid worms than one would find in any garden. But I don’t give up hope—I can’t, and here is this divine, cloudless day waiting for something more to flower.
Katherine Mansfield. Letter to Lady Ottoline Morrell, August 22, 1918.

For someone who was never meant for this world, I must confess I’m suddenly having a hard time leaving it. Of course, they say every atom in our bodies was once part of a star. Maybe I’m not leaving… maybe I’m going home.
Vincent Freeman, Gattaca (via unbearablevastness)

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I wish I could write. I get these ideas but I never seem to be able to put them in words.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (via muralofsolitude)

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Happiness is in the quiet, ordinary things. A table, a chair, a book with a paper-knife stuck between the pages. And the petal falling from the rose, and the light flickering as we sit silent.
Virginia Woolf, The Waves (via fuckyeahvirginiawoolf)

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Andre Dubus, “A Father’s Story” 
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Andre Dubus, “A Father’s Story” 

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The greatest hazard of all, losing one’s self, can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all. No other loss can occur so quietly; any other loss - an arm, a leg, five dollars, a wife - is sure to be noticed.
Soren Kierkegaard (via whatokay)

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky, “White Nights”

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky, “White Nights”

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