“Hati ini biasa saja.
Memang bukan untuk melayang dalam gegap gempita.
Tetapi untuk berdenyut dalam ketukan satu seperempat.
Sakit juga sudah tidak terasa.
Itu hal biasa.
Mengapa senang hanya sementara tetapi sakit terasa begitu lama.
Memang hati ini biasa saja.
Gegap gempita itu biasa saja.
Sakit juga biasa saja.
Yang meledak-ledak atau teriris-iris sekarang itu biasa saja.”—
“Watch out for intellect,
because it knows so much it knows nothing
and leaves you hanging upside down,
mouthing knowledge as your heart
falls out of your mouth.”—Anne Sexton, The Complete Poems (via observando)
“You gotta keep the step. You gotta limber up. You gotta loosen what you bolted down. You gotta use all you got. We know you’re tired, tired and scared. Happens to everyone, okay? Just don’t let your feet stop.”—Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance (via whyallcaps)
“Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park, spring at its most spectacular moment, flowers and smells and outstanding poetical imagery smoothly transferring you into another world. It doesn’t have to be a walk during which you’ll have multiple life epiphanies and discover meanings no other brain ever managed to encounter. Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. Find meaning or don’t find meaning but “steal” some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be.”—Albert Camus (via seabois)
“I want to live the rest of my life, however long or short, with as much sweetness as I can decently manage, loving all the people I love, and doing as much as I can of the work I still have to do. I am going to write fire until it comes out of my ears, my eyes, my noseholes—everywhere. Until it’s every breath I breathe. I’m going to go out like a fucking meteor”—Audre Lorde (via feniceargento)