Johan Christian Dahl (1788–1857) Moon night over Dresden, 1827
You can never replace anyone because everyone is made up of such beautiful specific details.
—Celine (Julie Delpy) Before Sunset (via with-grace-and-guts)
You can’t find intimacy—you can’t find home—when you’re always hiding behind masks. Intimacy requires a certain level of vulnerability. It requires a certain level of you exposing your fragmented, contradictory self to someone else. You’re running the risk of having your core self rejected and hurt and misunderstood.
We need a renaissance of wonder. We need to renew, in our hearts and in our souls, the deathless dream, the eternal poetry, the perennial sense that life is miracle and magic.
—E. Merrill Root