“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward.
There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lay defeat and death.”
~Nelson Mandela from Long Walk to Freedom
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“I love stories. Stories have saved my life, and I also question stories even as I tell them…We all have stories to tell…It’s the complexity of the human heart that I think is poetry’s subject — the complexity of the human experience. I think the best poets writing today represent that complexity in the broadest, deepest sense.”
James Blake - A Case Of You (Joni Mitchell cover) (by jamesblakeproduction)
One of my favorite books ever. I can still remember it being read aloud to me. Love.