You are the sky, everything else is just weather.


Sophie. 21. Sydney.

"I want you always to remember me. Will you remember that I existed, and that I stood next to you here like this?”
— Haruki Murakami, from ‘Norwegian Wood,
"For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.”
— Walt Whitman, from “Song of Myself”
"You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living. Then you read a book…or you take a trip…and you discover that you are not living, that you are hibernating. The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness. The second symptom (when hibernating becomes dangerous and might degenerate into death): absence of pleasure. That is all. It appears like an innocuous illness. Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this (or die like this) without knowing it. They work in offices. They drive a car. They picnic with their families. They raise children. And then some shock treatment takes place, a person, a book, a song, and it awakens them and saves them from death.”
— Anaïs Nin, from ‘The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934’
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