The wish to travel seems to me characteristically human:
the desire to move, to satisfy your curiosity or ease your fears,
to change the circumstances of your life, to be a stranger,
to make a friend, to experience an exotic landscape, to risk the unknown…
The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road // Paul Theroux
So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself:
who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived
or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?
// Hunter S. Thompson
To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow –
this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage // Elizabeth Gilbert
in the space between
lifetimes, i wonder if you
have ever felt me
3AM Thoughts // AKA “Haiku 138.”
Few of us ever live in the present.
We are forever anticipating what is to come
or remembering what has gone.
// Louis L’Amour
i made loving you
my identity (now i
see how wrong that was)
3AM Thoughts // AKA “Haiku 137.”
laughing at my own
shortcomings, the electric
flourish of defeat
3AM Thoughts // AKA “Haiku 136.”
If you feel okay only when life is happy and easy-breezy-beautiful Cover-Girl, then guess what? You are not free. You are the prisoner of your own indulgences, enslaved by your own intolerance, crippled by your own emotional weakness. You will constantly feel a need for some external comfort or validation that may or may not ever come.
Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope // Mark Manson
how does it feel, watching me
do all the things i once
swore i would do with you?
3AM Thoughts // AKA “I See You.”
It is the obvious which is so difficult to see most of the time.
People say, “It’s as plain as the nose on your face.”
But how much of the nose on your face can you see,
unless someone holds a mirror up to you?
I, Robot // Isaac Asimov