"Remember when you taught me
how to swim? Let go, you said,
the lake will hold you up.
I long to say, Father let go
and death will hold you up."
Linda Pastan, Go Gentle
"Death is the inventor of God."
"Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again."
you haven’t felt yet.
give them time.
they are almost here."
nayyirah waheed, fresh
"And if all that is meaningless, I want to be cured
Of a craving for something I cannot find
And of the shame of never finding it."
T. S. Eliot, from The Cocktail Party
"My eyes were glued on life
and they were full of tears."
Jack Kerouac, Atop an Underwood: Early Stories and Other Writings
"It takes a long time to understand nothing."
"In this short time that we have as human beings, wouldn’t it be nice to sometimes really feel this life and appreciate existence?"
"I think it is all a matter of love; the more you love a memory the stronger and stranger it becomes."
"First you are, then you are not. This I find deeply satisfying. That which had formerly been so enigmatic and frightening, namely, what might exist beyond this world, does not exist. Everything is of this world. Everything exists and happens inside us, and we flow into and out of one another. It’s perfectly fine like that."