• "...Why would God plant such deep yearnings in us ... if they only come to nothing?' It was more of a sigh than a question. I was thinking of Charlotte and her longing to be free, but as the words left my mouth, I knew I was thinking of myself, too.
  • I hadn't really expected Lucretia to respond, but after a moment she spoke. 'God fills us with all sorts of yearnings that go against the grain of the world--but the fact those yearnings often come to nothing, well, I doubt that's God's doing.' She cut her eyes at me and smiled. 'I think we know that's man's doing.'
  • She leaned toward me. 'Life is arranged against us, Sarah. And it's brutally worse for Handful and her mother and sister. We're all yearning for a wedge of sky, aren't we? I suspect God plants these yearnings in us so we'll at least try and change the course of things. We must try, that's all.'"
  • "May we all emerge from winter with our strength renewed and any unwanted pieces left under the ice."
Change of Season by John & Tina Reid

Happy Autumn🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂

People change, Feelings change. It doesn’t mean that the love once shared wasn’t true or real. It simply means that sometimes when people grow, they grow apart. 
-500 Days of Summer


    We had an awesome opportunity to visit The Rainbow Center in Sri Lanka. 

    The kids. OH, those kids ♥

    "To love a TV show is to know one of two things: Either it will eventually leave you, or you will eventually leave it. There’s no middle ground for the committed. Once you’re in, you’re in, and you’re going to be in until the thing is canceled or until you lose interest because you’ve either figured out all of the show’s tricks or it’s just not the same anymore. That show you loved more than anything? It will eventually feel sort of old and pointless to you after a while, and you’ll have moved on to some new thing that feels fresher but will inevitably disappoint you somewhere down the line. And so it goes. You’ll someday remember that show you loved with such intensity—it will probably be off the air by this point—and you’ll wonder idly why they don’t make ’em like that anymore. The answer is because you’re not who you were anymore, and you can’t fall for a show like that because you’re no longer the same person."
    "You will be stupid. You will worry your parents. You will question your own choices, your relationships, your jobs, your friends, where you live, what you studied in college, that you went to college at all… If that happens, you’re doing it right."
    Ira Glass  (via -5280)
    "Letting go of people or traditions is hard because you invest so much in them that letting go can be scary, but it can also be liberating or even essential to your happiness. If you don’t let go, you can find yourself in a dark place unable to kick your worst habits. And if sometimes you truly love someone, you have to be o.k. with letting go.
    Geoffrey Chaucer wrote ‘time heals all wounds,’ but what he failed to mention was the scar those wounds leave behind. Painful things that happen to us permanently leave their mark. They don’t necessarily hurt anymore, but they’re always there are as a reminder, as a memory. And as time passes maybe the memory gets a little fuzzy, but we always have the scar to remind us it happened, that we lived through it, that we survived. And maybe I had some scars of me, but I felt I was now ready to leave my mark on the world."
    Carrie Bradshaw, The Carrie Diaries
    "No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn."
    Hal Borland (via makepeacearts)