"Books on the bookshelves
And stacked on the floor
Books kept in baskets
And propped by the door
Books in neat piles
And in disarray
Books tucked in closets
And books on display
Books filling crannies
And books packed in nooks
Books massed in windows
And mounded in crooks
Libraries beckon
And bookstores invite
But book-filled rooms welcome
Us back home at night!"

— L.R. Knost (via awelltraveledwoman)

(Source: wordpainting, via themeetcute)


Spring Along the Mississippi, 1949
Loomis Dean


Spring Along the Mississippi, 1949

Loomis Dean

"Every introvert alive knows the exquisite pleasure of stepping from the clamor of a party into the bathroom and closing the door."

— Sophia Dembling - The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World  (via splitterherzen)

(Source: cumbered-cat, via splitterherzen)


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"Now all you can do is wait. It must be hard for you, but there is a right time for everything. Like the ebb and flow of tides. No one can do anything to change them. When it is time to wait, you must wait."

— Haruki Murakami  (via budddha)

(Source: hellanne, via lavendernights)



bye bye love
bye bye happiness
hello loneliness
i think i’m gonna cry

"Learning became her. She loved the smell of the book from the shelves, the type on the pages, the sense that the world was an infinite but knowable place. Every fact she learned seemed to open another question, and for every question there was another book."

— Robert Goolrick, A Reliable Wife (via quoted-books)


loved this
"Please, don’t worry so much. Because in the end, none of us have very long on this earth. Life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night. And when a shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day… make a wish and think of me. Make your life spectacular. I know I did."

— Robin Williams, Jack (1996)

Thank you for being spectacular.  (via danneelwinchester)

(via havingwings)