I am a tiny person
with only two hands.
I am trying to love the world
around decades of war
and skittish heartbeats.
I am afraid.
It hasn’t been easy,
but I am trying.
I haven’t stopped loving, yet.
The human heart beats approximately 4,000 times per hour and each pulse, each throb, each palpitation is a trophy engraved with the words “you are still alive.” You are still alive. Act like it.Rudy Francisco (via dieworten)
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.Peter Ustinov (via showslow)
I want to gather your darkness
in my hands, to cup it like water
I want this in the same way
as I want to touch your cheek –
it is the same –
the way a moth will come
to the bedroom window in late September,
beating and beating its wings against the cold glass,
the way a horse will lower
his long head to water, and drink,
and pause to lift his head and look,
and drink again,
taking everything in with the water,
Jane Hirshfield, To Drink