P R U N E S

“Sweetheart, let’s stop here and gaze at what we have. What we’ve created with all our time and emotions, that we invested in each other. And then feel its loveliness, in our skin and to our very bones.”
~ Nitya Prakash

T I P T O E

“The wine-cup is the little silver well,
Where truth, if truth there be
Doth dwell.”
~ William Shakespeare

E L A S T I C I T Y

“Only surround yourself with people who will lift you higher.”
~ Oprah Winfrey

P R I M A T I V E

“Through the blur, I wondered if I was alone or if other parents felt the same way I did – that everything involving our children was painful in some way. The emotions, whether they were joy, sorrow, love or pride, were so deep and sharp that in the end they left you raw, exposed and yes, in pain. The human heart was not designed to beat outside the human body and yet, each child represented just that – a parent’s heart bared, beating forever outside its chest.”
~ Debra Ginsberg

M E L T I N G

“If I could sleep with my arms around you, the ink could stay in the bottle.”
~ Shelly King

R H Y T H M

When you reach the point that you are fighting your own fight, you are in harmony, and can put down the gloves.
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“Rhythm is everything in boxing. Every move you make starts with your heart, and that’s in rhythm or you’re in trouble. Your rhythm should set the pace of the fight. If it does, then you penetrate your opponent’s rhythm. You make him fight your fight, and that’s what boxing is all about.”
~ Sugar Ray Robinson

S U B T L E T I E S

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

S U I T S

“What is beauty but nakedness unashamed of itself?”
~ Marty Rubin

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“The people who pretend that dying is rather like strolling into the next room always leave me unconvinced.
Death, like birth, must be a tremendous event.”
~ J. B. Priestley

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“You don’t make up for your sins in church. You do it in the streets. You do it at home. The rest is bullshit and you know it.”
~ Martin Scorsese

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“Sometimes you don’t need lightning to start a fire. Sometimes, it builds on its own.”
~ Sarah Mlynowski

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“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.”
― Brené Brown

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“We are master alchemists: We may not have discovered how to make gold out of lead, but we are able to make heaven out of hell, hell out of heaven, and purgatory out of nothing.”
~ Khang Kijarro Nguyen

A N G E L . I N . C O U N T . H E R

“[Saint Anthony] said, in his solitude, he sometimes encountered devils who looked like angels, and other times he found angels who looked like devils. When asked how he could tell the difference, the saint said that you can only tell which is which by the way you feel after the creature has left your company.”
~ Elizabeth Gilbert

L I F T E D

“Do not fear what you cannot lift, fear that which can lift you.”
~ Uziel Matos Lima

U N W R A P P I N G

“Even when you’d lost everything you thought there was to lose, somebody came along and gave you something for free.”
~ Jenny Valentine

N O B O D Y

“I see nobody on the road,’ said Alice
‘I only wish I had such eyes,’ The King remarked in a fretful tone. ‘To be able to see Nobody! And at that distance too! Why it’s as much as I can do to see real people, by this light!”
~ Lewis Carroll