i’m just very chuffed.
"(Where can you find a place
to keep her, with all the huge strange thoughts inside you
going and coming and often staying all night.)"
Excerpt from Rainer Maria Rilke’s “The First Elegy,” translated by Stephen Mitchell (via commovente)
"I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death."
Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom: Autobiography of Nelson Mandela (via 13neighbors)
Last night we had christmas dinner and then got smaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaashed, and I have never felt more festive.