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"He awoke each morning with the desire to do right, to be a good and meaningful person, to be, as simple as it sounded and as impossible as it actually was, happy. And during the course of each day his heart would descend from his chest into his stomach. By early afternoon he was overcome by the feeling that nothing was right, or nothing was right for him, and by the desire to be alone. By evening he was fulfilled: alone in the magnitude of his grief, alone in his aimless guilt, alone even in his loneliness. I am not sad, he would repeat to himself over and over, I am not sad. As if he might one day convince himself. Or fool himself. Or convince others—the only thing worse than being sad is for others to know that you are sad. I am not sad. I am not sad. Because his life had unlimited potential for happiness, insofar as it was an empty white room. He would fall asleep with his heart at the foot of his bed, like some domesticated animal that was no part of him at all. And each morning he would wake with it again in the cupboard of his rib cage, having become a little heavier, a little weaker, but still pumping. And by the mid afternoon he was again overcome with the desire to be somewhere else, someone else, someone else somewhere else. I am not sad."

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated (via wordsnquotes)

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athenagracee:

my best friend Jay left flowers for me when I first came back from the wilderness.
i’m so thankful God doesn’t just ask us to be alone in isolation with Him, though His presence is all-satisfying; rather we’re created for community, and I got to come back to His family and be encouraged by my beautiful sister. 
thankful.

athenagracee:

my best friend Jay left flowers for me when I first came back from the wilderness.

i’m so thankful God doesn’t just ask us to be alone in isolation with Him, though His presence is all-satisfying; rather we’re created for community, and I got to come back to His family and be encouraged by my beautiful sister. 

thankful.

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"

I wake up each
morning wanting
more of you.

First, it was your
lips, then it was
your hands, now

it is your heart.
Now, it is always
your heart.

"

wanting (via yesdarlingido)

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"We would be together and have our books and at night be warm in bed together with the windows open and the stars bright."

— Ernest Hemingway (via oceauxn)

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"From 18 to 22 you meet a lot of temporary people."

— It’s true. Embrace it even though it can be hard. Always be eager to learn. (via godmoves)

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"Do you know the freedom of not serving Him to get things but serving Him to get Him? Then everything else is gravy."

— Timothy Keller  (via jspark3000)

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"We have a stance on love, and we have conversations about everything else."

Pastor Carl Lentz

This quote has been sticking in my head lately. So much truth and power in this.

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