We carry the lives we’ve imagined as we carry the lives we have, and sometimes a reckoning comes of all the lives we have lost.Helen Macdonald, from H is for Hawk (Jonathan Cape, 2014)
We resist the great temptations, but eventually it is the little ones that pull us down. I remember your saying that such a life could never satisfy me and I was ashamed to admit that it could.The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (via thechocolatebrigade)
Matsya Avatar of Vishnu, Ravi Varma Press, c. 1910.
Stars are not small or gentle.Caitlyn Siehl, “Sky Poem” (via chocolatefrogs)
They are writhing and dying and burning.
They are not here to be pretty.
I am trying to learn from them.