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August 18, 2013

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"But if these years have taught me anything it is this: you can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in."
— Junot Díaz

Life at the Beach

August 18, 2013

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"Life and death lived inside each other. That’s what occured to me. Death was inside all of us, waiting for warmer nights, a compromised system, a beetle, as in the now dying black timber on the mountains."
— Peter Heller

Out to Sea

July 29, 2013

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“Once meek, and in a perilous path, The just man kept his course along the vale of death.

Roses are planted where thorns grow, And on the barren sing the honey bees.” –William Blake

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"The closer you get to real matter, rock air fire and wood, boy, the more spiritual the world is."
— Jack Kerouac

The Sea

September 3, 2012

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“I don’t want to be a tree; I want to be its meaning.”
― Orhan Pamuk

Peace

September 2, 2012

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“In the end, just three things matter:
How well we have lived
How well we have loved
How well we have learned to let go”
― Jack Kornfield

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"When you want something with all your heart, that’s when you are closest to the Soul of the World…. when you love someone with all your heart, that’s when you are transformed."
"Everything on earth is being continuously transformed, because the earth is alive… and it has a soul. We are part of that soul, so we rarely recognize that it is working for us…. we continue to change as change is the nature of man. No one is "just this way". That is who they are today – it will not be who they are tomorrow."
— Paulo Coelho

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"Don’t think about what you’ve left behind" The alchemist said to the boy as they began to ride across the sands of the desert. "If what one finds is made of pure matter, it will never spoil. And one can always come back. If what you had found was only a moment of light, like the explosion of a star, you would find nothing on your return."
— Paulo Coelho

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"Stay mad, but behave like normal people. Run the risk of being different, but learn to do so without attracting attention."
— Paulo Coelho

Mornings at the Beach

July 29, 2011

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"Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart."
— Paulo Coelho