1. "Do that that which you are afraid of. If someone else has done it, you can do it too."
     

  2. "Optimism, curiosity, open-mindedness and future-oriented thinking will enable you to enjoy your week."
     
  3. A sleeping man holds in a circle around him the sequence of the hours, the order of the years and worlds. He consults them instinclively as he wakes and reads in a second the point on the earth he occupies, the time that has elapsed before his waking; but their ranks can be mixed up, broken. 

    -Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust 

     
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  5. "This is how it always ends, with death. But first there was life. Hidden beneath the blah, blah, blah. It is all settled beneath the the chitter chatter and the noise. Silence and sentiment. Emotion and Fear. The haggard, inconstant flashes of beauty. And then the wretched squalor and miserable humanity. All buried under the cover of the embarrassment of being in the world. Beyond there is what lies beyond. I don’t deal with what lies beyond. Therefore, let this novel begin. After all it’s just a trick. Yes, just a trick."
    — movie La grande Bellezza
     
  6. Sebastien Tellier - L’adulte

    Breezily tropical and ineffably sad, as described by The Guardian, Sebastien Tellier manages to capture a side of summer that resonates with a wild, but lonely mind. He reminds me that I am still searching for a place I belong. 

     
     

  7. "We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness."
    — Albert Schweitzer
     

  8. On Prudence in Action

    For such is the weakness of human nature, alas, that evil is often more readily believed and spoken of another than good. But perfect men do not easily believe every tale that is told them, for they know that man’s nature is prone to evil, and his words to deception.

    - Thomas a Kempis 

    Something that has been a personal goal of mine is to be less judgmental and to try and see the best in people even if their outer self isn’t readily their best self. I constantly remind myself that we all have imperfections and based on our own personal qualities and talents it may be more easy or difficult to work on those imperfections. I also have to remind myself not to hold grudges based on others’ shortcomings especially when they are actively making changes to overcome their own deficiencies. And most of all, I constantly remind myself that I am flawed in many ways, therefore making me a poor judge on the actions of others. 

     
  9. I love that my little GG likes to hang out when me when I’m studying. She had her first “if I fits I sits" moment just the other day. Kitty’s growing up so fast! 

     
  10. Circumstances shift. We have to be ready. 

    Love happens, love grows, but sometimes it dies. Sometimes relationships end, but feelings linger. 

    We don’t know what the next minute holds and often we’re surprised where we end up. 

    Let go of expectations. 

    I love When Harry Met Sally because these two end up far from where they thought they would be, but exactly where they should be.