Learning to Breathe

Laugh, learn, love, live... breathe...

This is a place to rebuild my sense of self and become empowered again. Like Tyler Durden said, "It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything."

To Ramona

Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.

—Louise Erdrich  (via talisman)

(Source: seabois, via talisman)

Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life.

—John Muir, A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf  (via talisman)

(Source: cosmic-rebirth, via talisman)