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" Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you. "

- Chuck Klosterman (via euphues)

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pjsandpbr:

Yes. I think I need a Friday Night Lights rewatch

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" Someone asked me what home was, I almost said your name. People expect you to say a place but your arms made me feel safer than I ever did between four walls and a roof over my head. "

- I’m homesick again  (via nornuir)

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" I want everyone to meet you. You’re my favorite person of all time. "

- Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park (via bookmania)

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" I swear there’s a strength inside you
A faint whisper calling you to be brave
And the next time it seems the darkest
Like you couldn’t possibly be saved
Stripped of all comfort and weak
I hope you face your adversary
And find you’re stronger than you think "

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Being as an Ocean

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thismarks-theend:

Landscapes, 2014 | by Justin Carrasquillo

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Empathy isn’t just something that happens to us—a meteor shower of synapses firing across the brain—it’s also a choice we make: to pay attention, to extend ourselves. It’s made of exertion, that dowdier cousin of impulse. Sometimes we care for another because we know we should, or because it’s asked for, but this doesn’t make our caring hollow. The act of choosing simply means we’ve committed ourselves to a set of behaviors greater than the sum of our individual inclinations: I will listen to his sadness, even when I’m deep in my own. To say ‘going through the motions’—this isn’t reduction so much as acknowledgment of the effort—the labor, the motions, the dance—of getting inside another person’s state of heart or mind.

This confession of effort chafes against the notion that empathy should always arise unbidden, that genuine means the same thing as unwilled, that intentionality is the enemy of love. But I believe in intention and I believe in work. I believe in waking up in the middle of the night and packing our bags and leaving our worst selves for our better ones.

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- Leslie Jamison, “The Empathy Exams” (via The Believer)

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