We're Living Ghosts

Certain kinds of knowledge rob people of their sleep.

Haruki Murakami1Q84 (387)

(Source: psych-facts, via sailor-goon91)

When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love …

—Marcus Aurelius, Meditations (via anamorphosis-and-isolate)

calmingmanatee:

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A photograph of a manatee in open water, facing the camera. Other manatees are partially seen in the background. TEXT: “You only have to answer to yourself. Make yourself proud, first and always.”](Image credit to the University of Florida. I think. The link with the image was broken but this seems to be an archive of it. Let me know if you know the photographer.)

calmingmanatee:

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A photograph of a manatee in open water, facing the camera. Other manatees are partially seen in the background. TEXT: “You only have to answer to yourself. Make yourself proud, first and always.”]

(Image credit to the University of Florida. I think. The link with the image was broken but this seems to be an archive of it. Let me know if you know the photographer.)

When Orpheus and his Eurydice
walked up from the underworld, they thought
of the light up there, how beautiful it was,
how much they longed for, needed it;
but even so, they’d been a long time
in the dark, too long. They’d learned it needed them.

—"The Look Back" by William Bronk (via blutetragen)

(via fables-of-the-reconstruction)