How often, you wonder, has the direction of your life been shaped by such misunderstandings? How many opportunities have you been denied—or, for that matter, awarded — because someone failed to see you properly? How many friends have you lost, how many have you gained, because they glimpsed some element of your personality that shone through for only an instant, and in circumstances you could never reproduce? An illusion of water shimmering at the far bend of a highway.
by Kevin Brockmeier
, The View from the Seventh Layer
Whisper a dangerous secret to someone you care about. Now they have the power to destroy you, but they won’t. This is what love is.
by Welcome to Night Vale
Refugees are going to come to Australia regardless of what our political landscape is like. The only way Tony Abbott could possibly STOP the boats is by building an enormous wall around the Australian continent preventing us from seeing proof that the boats are there.
a real blue whale heart weighs roughly 1,300 pounds; its heartbeat can be detected from two miles away and a human can fit in its arteries
Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So anyone who’s in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It’s like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven’t seen in a long time.
by Haruki Murakami (via milktree