We all reject out of hand the idea that the love of our life may be something light or weightless; we presume our love is what must be, that without it our life would no longer be the same; we feel that Beethoven himself, gloomy and awe-inspiring, is playing the “Es muss sein!” to our own great love.
Tomas often thought of Tereza’s remark about his friend Z. and came to the conclusion that the love story of his life exemplified not “Es muss sein! ” (It must be so), but rather “Es konnte auch anders sein” (It could just as well be otherwise).
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
"Sometimes when you really truly give yourself to somebody, it can completely backfire and you just end up feeling really insecure, really paranoid, jealous, and ugly. It’s from loving someone. If that person isn’t right for you, all those positive emotions that you are trying to put on someone can end up negatively projected back onto yourself. Then you hate yourself for it. You’re searching for something to make you feel good and to be a better person, but you realize how far away you are from being your best self.”
— FKA twigs, from an interview with The Wild Magazine
"After my last child left the house, it really hit home that at the end of every life is loneliness."
(Mexico City, Mexico)
Letting him go strangely feels like falling for him. Slow, until one day, you realize it’s happened.
"I thought it was important to feel the fall, but slow and steady brought me here just the same."
"I could hear my heart beating. I could hear everyone’s heart. I could hear the human noise we sat there making, not one of us moving, not even when the room went dark."
Diphylleia grayi also known as the skeleton flower. The petals turn transparent with the rain.