"Just as storms change the landscape of the earth, our hardships change the landscape of the heart."
— Yasmin Mogahed (via islamicrays)
"Healing is an art. It takes time, it takes practice. It takes love."
— (via therealamandahendrick)
"People don’t like love, they like that flittery flirty feeling. They don’t love love - love is sacrificial, love is ferocious, it’s not emotive. Our culture doesn’t love love, it loves the idea of love. It wants the emotion without paying anything for it. It’s ridiculous."
— Matt Chandler (via wnq-writers)
What is fault, when all is love?
Everything happens for a reason, even the most painful things.
Things you may have been so afraid of happening as a child. It’s funny how that seems to work sometimes. The things we fear, happening. Do we create such happenings? Or are they predestined. Lodged in the mind from a life already lived instantly from the moment you were thought of.
"I am on your side. But you have no way of knowing it, because our heart is blind."
The sun slipped over the trees,
caressing the solemn shadows.
Every moment I remember
Each one so unique
So completely on its own
Yet tied miraculously together
Yet so much connectedness
Each whisper of time
Was like a brushstroke
On some masterpiece
Inside my mind
That I have yet to finish…
Original Work: KH 12/1/13
Oh but maybe I’ll hear your voice again
Someday before the world ends
I wish to hear it outside my door
Maybe oh maybe just once more
I’d like to hear you breathe my name against my skin
As we are together entwined in sin
I’d like to hear it at its passionate high
As it reaches into the stormy sky
I want to hear it against my neck
As I melt into a single speck
I want to hear that voice so deep
It lulls me into quiet sleep
But mostly I just want to hear it again
Even if only a second and then
If the world chooses to end
And all of life cannot extend
Then at least the only voice I hear
Is yours so softly in my ear.
Original Work: KH 7/30/14
"For you, a thousand times over."
— Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner (via choichan)