the willow tree

The present moment is all we have


Creatively, I am walled in, can’t see what could be, can’t see what is not yet made. 
Appreciating beauty made by others.

Words, images, concepts, ideas, relationships: creations all made by the minds of brilliant beings. 

I am stuck, trapped by my own mind.
Yearning to spread the truth of the world that I know needs shared.

Creative pursuits yield moments of self-doubt.
Give me the answer of what I’m to do and I’ll go out and do it.
Have me find it on my own; that I won’t do. 

For now, I remain blocked in and scared of what I am capable and of what I am not. 

“I was walking along looking for somebody, and then suddenly I wasn’t anymore.”

—   A.A. Milne (via oneinthenameoflove)

“"Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves."
-Henry Thoreau”

—   (via shanthebikewriter)

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“You say you’re ‘depressed’ - all I see is resilience. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn’t mean you’re defective - it just means you’re human.”

—   David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas (via quotebookshelf)

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“Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism”

—   Hubert Humphrey (via dylanreborn)


i have words and words and words 

and nothing to say 


“Of course it is exhausting, having to reason all the time in a universe which wasn’t meant to be reasonable.”


Kurt Vonnegut (via dylanreborn)


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Caroline Heres


I often find myself questioning my memory. Finding it sometimes too hard, or maybe too easy to recount certain events from my past. But I have always wondered, can you erase you memories? Can you “block out” parts of your past that you hate so much that you would do whatever it takes to never…

When the truth is spoken, it cannot be silenced. Powerful words from a powerful woman. Thank you for telling your story.