Shaped by our Reasoning

compromise arising in my right mind

“ Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival. ”

—    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves (via observando)

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“ And anyway, when did sexual attraction become the sole metric for physical beauty? Is a sunset “ugly” just because you don’t want to fuck it? What about a waterfall? A horse? Ireland? A song? ”

“ Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could. ”

—    Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum LP 

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