A Thousand Paper Cranes

January 30, 2013

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“Surely it’s better to love others, however messy and imperfect the involvement, than to allow one’s capacity for love to harden.”
― Karen Armstrong

Maker of Fans

January 30, 2013

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“No truth can cure the sadness we feel from losing a loved one. No truth, no sincerity, no strength, no kindness, can cure that sorrow. All we can do is see that sadness through to the end and
learn something from it, but what we learn will be no help in facing the next sadness that comes to us without warning.”
― Haruki Murakami

The Sweet Maker

January 30, 2013

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“What happens when people open their hearts?"…
"They get better.”
― Haruki Murakami

Death and the City

January 30, 2013

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"For the dead and the living, we must bear witness."
— Elie Wiesel

Buddhist Monk

January 29, 2013

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Downtown

January 29, 2013

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“There are things about ourselves that we need to get rid of; there are things we need to change. But at the same time, we do not need to be too desperate, too ruthless, too combative. Along the way to usefulness and happiness, many of those things will change themselves, and the others can be worked on as we go. The first thing we need to do is recognize and trust our own Inner Nature, and not lose sight of it.”
― Benjamin Hoff

Coupling

January 29, 2013

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“We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.”
― Robert Fulghum

The Artist

January 29, 2013

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“Do you really want to be happy? You can begin by being appreciative of who you are and what you’ve got.”
― Benjamin Hoff

Kyoto From Above

January 29, 2013

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“Travel light. She extended her arms to embrace her house, maybe the whole world”
― Junot Díaz

Kitayama Forest

January 29, 2013

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“Nothing more exhilarating … than saving yourself by the simple act of waking.”
― Junot Díaz