I loved you ever: but it is no matter.
― William Shakespeare, Hamlet (via kushandwizdom)

xons:

do u ever smell weed and wonder where that chill person is

For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfil themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves. Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree. When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its trunk: in the rings of its years, its scars, all the struggle, all the suffering, all the sickness, all the happiness and prosperity stand truly written, the narrow years and the luxurious years, the attacks withstood, the storms endured. And every young farmboy knows that the hardest and noblest wood has the narrowest rings, that high on the mountains and in continuing danger the most indestructible, the strongest, the ideal trees grow.

Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.

A tree says: A kernel is hidden in me, a spark, a thought, I am life from eternal life. The attempt and the risk that the eternal mother took with me is unique, unique the form and veins of my skin, unique the smallest play of leaves in my branches and the smallest scar on my bark. I was made to form and reveal the eternal in my smallest special detail.

A tree says: My strength is trust. I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live.

When we are stricken and cannot bear our lives any longer, then a tree has something to say to us: Be still! Be still! Look at me! Life is not easy, life is not difficult. Those are childish thoughts. Let God speak within you, and your thoughts will grow silent. You are anxious because your path leads away from mother and home. But every step and every day lead you back again to the mother. Home is neither here nor there. Home is within you, or home is nowhere at all.

A longing to wander tears my heart when I hear trees rustling in the wind at evening. If one listens to them silently for a long time, this longing reveals its kernel, its meaning. It is not so much a matter of escaping from one’s suffering, though it may seem to be so. It is a longing for home, for a memory of the mother, for new metaphors for life. It leads home. Every path leads homeward, every step is birth, every step is death, every grave is mother.

So the tree rustles in the evening, when we stand uneasy before our own childish thoughts: Trees have long thoughts, long-breathing and restful, just as they have longer lives than ours. They are wiser than we are, as long as we do not listen to them. But when we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness.

Hermann HesseBäume. Betrachtungen und Gedichte (via feellng)
Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.
― Lao Tse (via tat-art)
  • 1. Think of the last person who said I love you, do you think they meant it?
  • 2. Would you date an 18-year-old at the age you are now?
  • 3. When’s the last time you were aggravated and happy at the same time?
  • 4. Would you ever smile at a stranger?
  • 5. Is there someone mad because you’re dating/talking to the person you are?
  • 6. Have you heard a song that reminds you of someone today?
  • 7. What exactly are you wearing right now?
  • 8. How often do you listen to music?
  • 9. Do you wear jeans or sweats more?
  • 10. Do you think your life will change dramatically before 2013?
  • 11. Are you a social or an antisocial person?
  • 12. Have you ever kissed someone whose name begins with the letter ‘A’?
  • 13. What about ‘R’?
  • 14. Can you drive a stick shift?
  • 15. Do you care if people talk badly about you?
  • 16. Are you going out of town soon?
  • 17. When was the last time you cried?
  • 18. Have you ever told someone you loved them?
  • 19. If you could change your eye color, would you?
  • 20. Is there a boy who you would do absolutely everything for?
  • 21. Name something you dislike about the day you’re having.
  • 22. Is it cute when guys kiss you on your forehead?
  • 23. Are you dating the last person you talked to?
  • 24. What are you sitting on right now?
  • 25. Does anyone regularly (other than family) tell you they love you?
  • 26. Have you ever wanted someone you couldn’t have?
  • 27. Who was the last person you talked to before you went to bed last night?
  • 28. Do you get a lot of colds?
  • 29. Where is the shirt you are wearing from?
  • 30. Does anyone hate you?
  • 31. Do you have any empty alcohol bottles hidden somewhere in your room?
  • 32. Do you like watching scary movies?
  • 33. Do you want your tongue pierced?
  • 34. If you had to delete one year of your life completely, which would it be?
  • 35. Did you have a dream last night?
  • 36. When was the last time you told someone you loved them?
  • 37. Do you think you’ll be married in 5 years?
  • 38. Do you think someone has feelings for you?
  • 39. Do you think someone is thinking about you right now?
  • 40. Did you have a good day yesterday?
  • 41. Think back 2 months ago; were you in a relationship?
  • 42. In the next 48 hours, will you hang out with a girl?
  • 43. Has anyone told you they don’t want to ever lose you?
  • 44. What’s the best part about school?
  • 45. Do you have any pictures on your Facebook?
  • 46. Do you ever pass notes to your friends in school?
  • 47. Do you replay things that have happened in your head?
  • 48. Were you single over the last summer?
  • 49. Is your life anything like it was two years ago?
  • 50. What are you supposed to be doing right now?
  • 51. Do you hate the last guy you had a conversation with?
  • 52. Are you nice to everyone?
  • 53. Have you ever liked someone you didn’t expect to?
  • 54. Do you think you can last in a relationship for 6 months and not cheat?
  • 55. Are you good at hiding your feelings?
  • 56. Do you think you like someone?
  • 57. Have you kissed someone whose name starts with a ‘J’?
  • 58. Do you prefer to be friends with girls or boys?
  • 59. Has anyone of your friends ever seen you cry?
  • 60. Do you hate anyone?
  • 61. How’s your heart?
  • 62. Is there something that happened in your past that you hate talking about?
  • 63. Have you ever cried over a guy?
  • 64. Who is probably talking a load of crap about you right now?
  • 65. Are your toenails painted pink?
  • 66. Will your next kiss be a mistake?
  • 67. Girls love it when boyfriends cry; correct?
  • 68. Have your pants ever fallen down in public?
  • 69. Who was the last person you were on the phone with?
  • 70. How do you look right now?
  • 71. Do you have someone you can be your complete self around?
  • 72. Can you commit to one person?
  • 73. Do you have someone of the opposite sex you can tell everything to?
  • 74. Have you ever felt replaced?
  • 75. Did you wake up cranky?
  • 76. Are you a jealous person?
  • 77. Are relationships ever worth it?
  • 78. Anyone you’re giving up on?
  • 79. Currently wanting to see anyone?
  • 80. Name something you have to do tomorrow?
  • 81. Last person you cried in front of?
  • 82. Is there someone you will never forget?
  • 83. Do you think the person you have feelings for is protective of you?
  • 84. If the person you wish to be with were with you, what would you be doing right now?
  • 85. Are you over your past?
  • 86. Have you ever liked one of your best friends of the opposite sex?
  • 87. Is there anyone you can tell EVERYTHING to?
  • 88. If your first true love knocked on your door with apology and presents, would you accept?
  • 89. So, the last person you kissed just happens to arrive at your door at 3AM; do you let them in?
  • 90. Have you ever liked someone who your friends hated?
  • 91. Will you be in a relationship in 2 months?
  • 92. Is there anyone you know with the name Michael?
  • 93. Have you ever kissed a Matthew?
  • 94. Were you in a relationship in January? How was it going?
  • 95. Were you happy with the person you liked in March?
  • 96. Don’t tell me lies, is the last person you texted attractive?
  • 97. Who do you have texts from?
  • 98. If the person you like says they like someone else, what would you say?
  • 99. Have you ever kissed someone older than you?
  • 100. Who’s in your profile picture with you?
  • 101. Ever kissed under fireworks?
  • 102. Has anybody ever given you butterflies?