How I’d love to get away from here and be someone else for a while in a place where no-one knows or expects certain things from me.
I stared into the endless sea and I thought of him. I wondered if my love for him was truly as deep as the ocean I found myself swimming in. I understood loving passionately is not based on the amount of times one has fallen in love, nor the amount of times one has made love. In fact, it’s not about the act of making love at all. It’s based on the decision one makes to give your all to love. To walk through its dark forests. To survive its infinite deserts. To sail through its storms. To run side by side with love. To never look back and to never let go.
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. -Nelson Mandela
One thing I am convinced more and more is true and that is this: the only way to be truly happy is to make others happy. When you realize that and take advantage of the fact, everything is made perfect.
William Carlos William, The Selected Letters of William Carlos Williams (via wordsnquotes)
Without the dark, we’d never see the stars.