I'll meet you there.

living a postcard life with caitflewaway.

perfection on a shelf and in a cup.

There’s nothing more complex than human beings. And while we come alive in our idiosyncrasies, they sometimes tear us apart when they should humble us and hold a mirror up to our own shortcomings and gifts.

To this real love, I owe you an apology. I’ve dismissed you, belittled you and written you off because you didn’t appear at my doorstep in the beautifully wrapped package I was conditioned to seek. I should have seen the best of me in you, but I didn’t recognize your face. But I see you now.

Thank you for holding out, knowing I’d find my way back…

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Beautiful love letter to real love. As Susan Sontag memorably put it, “Nothing is mysterious, no human relation. Except love. 

For more on how our cultural conditioning makes us dismiss this kind of love, see Dan Savage on the price of admission.

(via explore-blog)

“Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park, spring at its most spectacular moment, flowers and smells and outstanding poetical imagery smoothly transferring you into another world. It doesn’t have to be a walk during which you’ll have multiple life epiphanies and discover meanings no other brain ever managed to encounter. Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. Find meaning or don’t find meaning but “steal” some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be.”

—   Albert Camus, Notebooks, 1951-1959   (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: 2cleopatras, via rightsideupfromupsidedown)

“What I see as beautiful
I want you to see too.”

—   Susan Griffin, Happiness (excerpt)

(Source: heresay, via heresay)

This is my whole life story in 12 photographs, 18 words, and five logos. It’s fun to be reductive. On a separate note, I know my life probably could have gone in several different directions and I still could have ended up exactly where I now am… but I am happy it went the way it did.

“You have to make mistakes to find out who you aren’t. You take the action, and the insight follows: You don’t think your way into becoming yourself.”

sosuperawesome:

Rob Carey

Etsy

inspired. want to be making art like this.