IT'S HOODLUM DAY!

theparisreview:

“The ancients are right: the dear old human experience is a singular, difficult, shadowed, brilliant experience that does not resolve into being comfortable in the world. The valley of the shadow is part of that, and you are depriving yourself if you do not experience what humankind has experienced, including doubt and sorrow. We experience pain and difficulty as failure instead of saying, I will pass through this, everyone I have ever admired has passed through this, music has come out of this, literature has come out of it. We should think of our humanity as a privilege.” —Marilynne Robinson.

theparisreview:

“The ancients are right: the dear old human experience is a singular, difficult, shadowed, brilliant experience that does not resolve into being comfortable in the world. The valley of the shadow is part of that, and you are depriving yourself if you do not experience what humankind has experienced, including doubt and sorrow. We experience pain and difficulty as failure instead of saying, I will pass through this, everyone I have ever admired has passed through this, music has come out of this, literature has come out of it. We should think of our humanity as a privilege.” —Marilynne Robinson.

(via stoweboyd)

animalstalkinginallcaps:

THEY DIDN’T HAVE BOOTS IN MY SIZE ANYWHERE?
NO, THAT’S FINE. IT’S JUST-
I DON’T WANT PEOPLE THINKING I’M NOT FESTIVE.
I HAVE AN IMMENSE AMOUNT OF HOLIDAY SPIRIT TO SHARE.

animalstalkinginallcaps:

THEY DIDN’T HAVE BOOTS IN MY SIZE ANYWHERE?

NO, THAT’S FINE. IT’S JUST-

I DON’T WANT PEOPLE THINKING I’M NOT FESTIVE.

I HAVE AN IMMENSE AMOUNT OF HOLIDAY SPIRIT TO SHARE.

Je ne regret rien.

Je ne regret rien.

Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.

Rainer Maria Rilke