"Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard."
— Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore
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"Better alone than badly accompanied."
— Candace Bushnell
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"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same."
— Carlos Castañeda
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One time in high school, Ishrat told me that Kennet was shit talking and mad dogging her. Apparently it was because Kennet couldn’t see why I was head over heels for Ish and it made her really jealous and frustrated. I thought it was kind of funny and kind of threatening that my ex knew who my love interest was at the time.
This admittedly silly memory just made its way back into my conscious thoughts and it just made me think how much simpler things were a mere two years ago.
Man, the ebb and flow of time and change really hits hard.
"One heart is not connected to another through harmony alone. They are, instead, linked deeply through their wounds. Pain linked to pain, fragility to fragility. There is no silence without a cry of grief, no forgiveness without bloodshed, no acceptance without a passage through acute loss. That is what lies at the root of true harmony."
— Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
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"You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free."
— Thich Nhat Hanh
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"Until you get comfortable with being alone, you’ll never know if you’re choosing someone out of love or loneliness."
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