I haven’t cried cried in a long time.
"I don’t know why people are afraid of lust. Then I can imagine that they are very afraid of me, for I have a great lust for everything. A lust for life, a lust for how the summer-heated street feels beneath my feet, a lust for the touch of another’s skin on my skin…a lust for everything. I even lust after cake. Yes, I am very lusty and very scary."
— C. JoyBell C. (via observando)
"Great sleep dreams seduce and sometimes torture. The best ones can almost break our heart when we awaken from them and find ourselves back…here. I’m talking about those exceedingly rare dreams we’ve all had over the course of our lives so splendid or sexy or momentous or idyllic or every one of those things combined that we never want them to end and are genuinely distraught on waking and these luminous moments and images immediately begin to vanish into our never-very trustworthy memory. No romantic moments in waking life have ever been greater than those in that one walk-in-the- forest dream you had when you were 19. The dream with the 101% perfect mate who evaporated like morning mist as soon as you woke. Or the magnificent candlelight meal in that Austrian gasthaus where both the mood and the meal tasted like the gods had prepared them only for you. And remember the bliss you felt on meeting your dead parent (brother, sister, best friend…) in some unimportant place—an empty parking lot or a small rural airport. You sat together just like the old days and spoke about things that brought you peace and a heart-filling reminder of the strength of the love that lost person once had for you when they were alive."
— Jonathan Carroll ( from the new novella)
"Smells are unlike any other memories. They remain with us fully 100% forever on some remote desert island of the mind where they keep the lowest profile. If they’re not shaken awake by something, they lay silent and still like sleeping dogs under the table. But once roused, they return as completely as the moment we first encountered them."
— Jonathan Carroll (via browndresswithwhitedots)
"Until we have seen someone’s darkness, we don’t really know who they are. Until we have forgiven someone’s darkness, we don’t really know what love is."
— Marianne Williamson (via motorboatthesepussylips)
"Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here."
— Donald Trump (via observando)