to find poetry in the likeliest of places, to find poetry in the unlikeliest of places, to collect it all into a treasure chest more valuable than pirate's booty, shinier than diamonds, and with weight more expensive than gold

The Drinker's Guide to Unloving a Previous Lover


Sometimes at night, alone in the kitchen, I practice tracing my steps

to the wine cellar, only to turn around

as soon as I catch the slightest hint of vodka.

Alcoholics call this recovery.

I call it learning how to unlove.

Not a day goes by where I don’t set a match…

Is there a difference between happiness and inner peace? Yes. Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive; inner peace does not.

—Eckhart Tolle (via lazyyogi)


For all the pages that come alive through the books we’ve read.


For all the pages that come alive through the books we’ve read.

There’s nothing more intimate in life than simply being understood. And understanding someone else.

—Brad Meltzer, The Inner Circle (via quotethat)

(via letters-to-nobody)

Poets are always taking the weather so personally. They’re always sticking their emotions in things that have no emotions.

—J.D. Salinger, Nine Stories (via introspectivepoet)

He loved her, and he would love her until the day he was too old for loving—but he could not have her. So he tasted the deep pain that is reserved only for the strong, just as he had tasted for a little while the deep happiness.

—F. Scott Fitzgerald, Winter Dreams (via introspectivepoet)

Time flows in strange ways on Sundays…

—Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 (via introspectivepoet)