I think people spend too much time staring into screens and not enough time drinking wine, tongue kissing, and dancing under the moon.
— Rachel Wolchin (via escaping-art)
Very often we don’t go elsewhere because we are looking for another person. We go elsewhere because we are looking for another self. It isn’t so much that we want to leave the person we are with as we want to leave the person we have become.
— Esther Perel (via thatkindofwoman)
She said, ‘I’m so afraid.’ And I said, ‘why?,’ and she said, ‘Because I’m so profoundly happy. Happiness like this is frightening.’ I asked her why and she said, ‘They only let you be this happy if they’re preparing to take something from you.’
— Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner (2003)
Maybe some people just aren’t meant to be in our lives forever. Maybe some people are just passing through. It’s like some people just come through our lives to bring us something: a gift, a blessing, a lesson we need to learn. And that’s why they’re here. You’ll have that gift forever.
— Danielle Steel (via onlinecounsellingcollege)