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naomi tamar  Professional worrier, underachiever, birthday collector and aspiring tea tag writer. naomitamar.tumblr.com

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A bird in a nest is secure, but that is not why God gave it wings.
— Matshona Dhliwayo || 📷: @elle2507's father, my edit.

You lose her when you forget to remember the little things that mean the world to her: the sincerity in a stranger’s voice during a trip to the grocery, the delight of finding something lost or forgotten like a sticker from when she was five, the selflessness of a child giving a part of his meal to another, the scent of new books in the store, the surprise short but honest notes she tucks in her journal and others you could only see if you look closely.

You must remember when she forgets.
You lose her when you don’t notice that she notices everything about you: your use of the proper punctuation that tells her continuation rather than finality, your silence when you’re about to ask a question but you think anything you’re about to say to her would be silly, your mindless humming when it is too quiet, your handwriting when you sign your name in blank sheets of paper, your muted laughter when you are trying to be polite, and more and more of what you are, which you don’t even know about yourself, because she pays attention.

She remembers when you forget.
You lose her for every second you make her feel less and less of the beauty that she is. When you make her feel that she is replaceable. She wants to feel cherished. When you make her feel that you are fleeting. She wants you to stay. When you make her feel inadequate. She wants to know that she is enough and she does not need to change for you, nor for anyone else because she is she and she is beautiful, kind and good. — Junot Díaz, This Is How You Lose Her

One of the most satisfying experiences I know is just fully to appreciate an individual in the same way I appreciate a sunset. When I look at a sunset … I don’t find myself saying, “Soften the orange a little on the right hand corner, and put a bit more purple in the cloud color” … I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch it with awe as it unfolds. It is this receptive, open attitude which is necessary to truly perceive something as it is.
— Carl Rogers

I assure you, I am not put together at all. Nor am I broken. I am recovering - finding the beautiful in the ugly and stitching it into my life. — Rachel Wolchin

Your heart is the size of a fist because you need it to fight. — Lora Mathis

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. — John Anster

The tentacles of today reach out like an octopus to swallow yesterday. — Gladys Taber

The red sky makes a horizon of hell... — Arthur Rimbaud

You know a moment is important when it is making your mind go numb with beauty. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Is there a problem with Earth's gravitational pull in the future? Why is everything so heavy?
— Dr. Emmett Brown

Little surprises around every corner, but nothing dangerous.
— Gene Wilder

Do you think the emptiness of space will ever crumble away? — Jack Kerouac

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