You are an ocean in a drop of dew,
all the universes in a thin sack of blood.
What are these pleasures then,
these joys, these worlds
that you keep reaching for,
hoping they will make you more alive?
—Rumi (via observando)
View from Mount Holyoke, Northamptom, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm (detail)
Oil on canvas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Imogen - Elizabeth Adela Stanhope Forbes
Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren’t. I’m not surprised some people prefer books.
—Julian Barnes, Flaubert’s Parrot (via observando)
Live to the point of tears.
—Albert Camus (via observando)