Isolation v. Solitude
“Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier, and simpler.” - Nietzche
"I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center." - vonnegut
“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.” – Angelou
“The Beautiful, is what is well formed and aesthetically pleasing, whereas the Sublime is what has the power to compel and destroy us.” – Burke
Woozy head, dreamy eyes Flowers constantly bloom With eternal blues skies. Forever ripe fruit Burdens tired trees And ev’rything present Is inclined to please There’s much you desire But little you need... But inside your skull can be awfully dull. Give me a world that isn’t all light Where all things aren’t perfect or a wondrous sight. A world not of plenty but occasional lack, A world of cold water - a world that bites back.