I visited Amsterdam recently and took a little TFIOS tour! I started at the library where John wrote some of the book and then went on a hunt to find the places in the book and got to meet another Nerdfighter in the process!
When I go to Amsterdam, I’ll be doing this.
1:03 am • 25 April 2014 • 42,304 notes
“The biggest coward is a man who awakens a woman’s love with no intention of loving her.”
— Bob Marley (via southernprideandrolltide)
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4:46 pm • 22 April 2014 • 172,546 notes
A Story A Day #104
Last night I took at nap at 10PM and I told my brother to wake me up at 11PM so I could watch TV and write but he didn’t. So here’s yesterday’s post :)
8:26 pm • 16 April 2014 • 721 notes
“I walked back with you after I missed my bus. Or rather, the bus missed me. I thought, “How lucky! How nice to stay here, with you, for just six more hours.” And when I asked you to stay the night, you thought, “How impossible! How confining. Five more hours?! I should be home!”
But you never liked home. No, home was the word made of cages that trapped you. That held you down. Then I feared that my name would replace home. That I would become four walls of cages that held you down. That kept you in.
I only wanted to love you.
We wrote each other poetry and looked deeply at each other. And we meant it. We meant the words, the gazes. When you said you were falling for me, I didn’t realize you were like a deer stepping gingerly over the leaves of a hidden hole, one you might fall through and never escape.
When you colored love in a rosy tone and gave it to me in a bag filled with thousands of words that reminded you of me, I didn’t know. I still don’t know what you meant by that.
You’re scared to lose me. But I’m already gone.
I won’t be a cage. I won’t be a reason you didn’t live.
For him, I will be a reason to live. I will be a key to a door he didn’t realize was locked. I will run across the world with him without ever leaving our bedroom. Though, believe me, we will leave.
When we say goodbye, and look at each other for the last time, I will mean it.
What you will mean, I’ll hardly know.
It’s okay. I’m okay now. Love is never long held down.
You see, if you let it, love can set you free.”
— Trapped by Patricia Dalinis
7:22 am • 14 April 2014 • 4 notes
“So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.”
— Attachments, Rainbow Rowell (via thedapperproject)
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1:56 am • 26 March 2014 • 12,235 notes
This is the adventure I never knew I wanted until the course erupted before me. You are in my bones. #lovealltheway
1:42 am • 24 March 2014 • 4,187 notes
“I can get my head turned by a good-looking guy as much as the next girl. But sexy doesn’t impress me. Smart impresses me, strength of character impresses me. But most of all, I am impressed by kindness. Kindness, I think, comes from learning hard lessons well, from falling and picking yourself up. It comes from surviving failure and loss. It implies an understanding of the human condition, forgives its many flaws and quirks. When I see that in someone, it fills me with admiration.”
— Lisa Unger (via thatkindofwoman)
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9:13 pm • 19 March 2014 • 17,388 notes
“Someone once told me a story about long term relationships. To think of them as a continent to explore. I could spend a lifetime backpacking through Africa, and I would still never know all there is to know about that continent. To stay the course, to stay intentional, to stay curious and connected – that’s the heart of it. But it’s so easy to lose track of the trail, to get tired, to want to give up, or to want a new adventure. It can be so easy to lose sight of the goodness and mystery within the person sitting right in front of you.”
— Joy Williams (via awelltraveledwoman)
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8:41 pm • 18 March 2014 • 18,539 notes
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson (via lazyyogi)
9:30 pm • 16 March 2014 • 916 notes