Lunar-Eclipse 03-03-07 A.Fennah (by Alan Fennah)
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
Immature people falling in love destroy each other’s freedom, create a bondage, make a prison. Mature persons in love help each other to be free; they help each other to destroy all sorts of bondages. And when love flows with freedom there is beauty. When love flows with dependence there is ugliness.
A mature person does not fall in love, he or she rises in love. Only immature people fall; they stumble and fall down in love. Somehow they were managing and standing. Now they cannot manage and they cannot stand. They were always ready to fall on the ground and to creep. They don’t have the backbone, the spine; they don’t have the integrity to stand alone.
A mature person has the integrity to stand alone. And when a mature person gives love, he or she gives without any strings attached to it. When two mature persons are in love, one of the great paradoxes of life happens, one of the most beautiful phenomena: they are together and yet tremendously alone. They are together so much that they are almost one. Two mature persons in love help each other to become more free. There is no politics involved, no diplomacy, no effort to dominate. Only freedom and love.
Osho (via electrichoney)
Charles Sanders Pierce
Virginia Woolf, The Voyage Out (via vwvw)
The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don’t have the time to read reviews.
Steamers Beach Trails (by Filippo Rivetti Photography)
Honore de Balzac
Omega Centauri (by ignacio_db)
Charles de Lint
…I am far more focused on getting this new work done. Not ever being satisfied with the parts of it that I did well but always being angry at the parts where I failed. In this context, I am not interested in winning — only fighting.