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When I first met you, I felt a kind of contradiction in you. You’re seeking something, but at the same time, you are running away for all you’re worth.
- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (via bookmania)

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Stay The Night ft. Hayley Williams | Zedd

Maybe happiness is this: not feeling like you should be elsewhere, doing something else, being someone else.
- Isaac Asimov (via awelltraveledwoman)
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, The Painted Drum LP (via observando)


We dig this music video by Blitz The Ambassador, sharing his pride for his homeland Ghana. The track features Afro-Beat star Seun Kuti who adds an awesome brassy sound. Make You No Forget ooooo! 

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It kills you to live with a dream still inside of you. It’s worse than dying.

My older (45 year old) friend describing to me the importance of striving for your dreams at all costs, because if you make it to your 40s and realize that you never really tried, while that dream is still inside you… “It kills you” as he said.

Fight to make your dreams a reality, even in the face of seemingly daunting odds and insurmountable circumstances. Then, at least, you will live contentedly knowing that, at worst, you showed up and tried.

(via owning-my-truth)



Dear Ila, I got the lunchbox today, there was nothing in it. And I deserve it. Yesterday you waited in the restaurant for me, for a long time. But, before that, that same morning I’ve forgotten something in the bathroom. I ran back in to get it. And the bathroom smelled the same, exactly the same as it used to be after my grandfather used the shower. It was like my grandfather had been there. But he had not, it was me. Just me, and the smell of an old man. I don’t know when I became old. Maybe it was that morning. Maybe it was, many, many mornings ago. Sometimes the wrong train takes us to the right station. 

The Lunchbox (2013), a film by Ritesh Batra. 

I am so excited for this movie.