Uqbar and beyond


You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.
— Mary Oliver
— 4 months ago
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Everything everybody does is so—I don’t know—not wrong, or even mean, or even stupid necessarily. But just so tiny and meaningless and—sad-making. And the worst part is, if you go bohemian or something crazy like that, you’re conforming just as much as everybody else, only in a different way.
 Franny and Zooey, J.D. Salinger
— 4 months ago with 2 notes
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Perhaps the same bird echoed through both of us yesterday, separate, in the evening.
— Rainer Maria Rilke
— 4 months ago
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"We cling to words like drowning men to straws. But still we drown, we drown."
— 5 months ago with 582 notes
cheetah—poison:

☯Just stay with me, okay? ☯

cheetah—poison:

☯Just stay with me, okay? ☯

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— 11 months ago with 8 notes