“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”
― Edith Sitwell
Do not spoil what you have now by desiring what you have not.
Breathe. You’re going to be okay. Breathe and remember that you’ve been in this place before. You’ve been this uncomfortable and anxious and scared, and you’ve survived. Breathe and know that you can survive this too. These feelings can’t break you. They’re painful and debilitating, but you can sit with them and eventually, they will pass. Maybe not immediately, but sometime soon, they are going to fade and when they do, you’ll look back at this moment and laugh for having doubted your resilience. I know it feels unbearable right now, but keep breathing, again and again. This will pass. I promise it will pass.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.
Songs and smells will bring you back to a moment in time more than anything else. It’s amazing how much can be conjured with a few notes of a song or a solitary whiff of a room. A song you didn’t even pay attention to at the time, a place that you didn’t even know had a particular smell.
The important things in life are so absolutely simple it’s easy for them to pass unnoticed. I believe this was one of those multitude of moments where Kurt Vonnegut might suggest taking a short break to murmur
“If this isn’t nice, i don’t know what is.”
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”
― Henry David Thoreau
The latest days of Summer should be their own season. Not quite Summer, not quite Fall, they are the times of bonfire nights, nippy mornings just perfect for coffee, birds filling their bellies, and frogs still chirping. Warm, dry days, that give one a feeling that a change is in the air…
Because he’s the hero Hogwarts deserves, but not the one it needs right now… and so we will hunt him, because he can take it. Because he’s not a hero. He’s a silent guardian, a watchful protector..a dark knight