Friday, December 17, 2010

The Ethereal part quatre.

The Ethereal.  This theme has been one of my (and yours, according to my blog stats ;)) favorites within this blog as I love the human condition, journey of the soul through life, poetic, melancholy settings, and touching expressions of universal emotion through beautifully artistic images and words. If you missed the first three, go here, here and here. :)  You can also scroll to the bottom of this post and click on The Ethereal label. 

"Even now, all possible feelings do not yet exist.  There are still those that lie beyond our capacity and our imagination.  From time to time, when a piece of music no one has ever written or a painting no one has ever pained, or something else impossible to predict, fathom, or yet describe take place, a new feeling enters the world.  And then, for the millionth time in the history of feeling, the heart surges, and absorbs the impact."
-Nicole Krauss

"I let go.  It's like swimming against the current.
It exhausts you.  After awhile
whoever you are, you just have to let go,
and the river brings you home."
-Joanna Harris

"Some people never find the right kind of love... you know, the kind that steals your breath away.  Like diving into a snowmelt.  The kind that jolts your heart, sets it beating apace, an anxious hiccuping of hummingbirds wings.  The kind that makes every terrible minute apart feel like hours. Days.  Years.  Some people flit from one insane possibility to the next, never experiencing the connection of two people.  Rocked by destiny.  Never knowing what it means to love someone else, more than themselves, more than life itself, or the promise of something better."
-Ellen Hopkins

"His hair turned gray that winter.  I thought it was the snow. 
 He promised us that everything was going to be okay. 
 I was a child, but I knew everything would not be okay. 
That did not make him a liar.
It made him my father."
-Jonathan Safran Foer

"I want to breathe you in.  I'm not talking about perfume, or even the sweet odor of your skin, but of the air itself.  I want to share your air, inhaling what you exhale.  I'd like to be that close that the two of us breathing each other as one as that."
James Laughlin

"The true beloveds of this world are in the lover's eyes lilac opening, ship lights, school bells, a landscape, remembered conversations, friends, a child's Sunday, lost voices, one's favourite suit, autumn and all seasons.  Memory.  Yes, it being the earth and water of existence, memory."
-Truman Capote

"The view changes from where you are standing.  
Words can wound and wounds can heal.
All these things are true."

"Driving down the wrong road, and knowing it, the fork years behind, how many have thought to pull up on the shoulder and leave the car empty, strike out across the fields?  And how many are still mazed among dock and thistle; seeking the road they should have taken?
-Damon Knight

"I'm afraid of time... I mean I'm afraid of not having enough time.  Not enough time to understand people, how they really are, or to be understood myself.  I'm afraid of the quick judgements or mistakes everybody makes.   You can't fix them without time.  I'm afraid of seeing snapshots, not movies."
-Ann Brashares

"It's the peculiar nature of the world to go on spinning no matter
 what type of heartbreak is happening."
-The secret life of bees

"Anne Sexton said 'A woman who writes feels to much'...
So I write
on here,
with my hands
on my hands,
in my journal,
from my heart
hoping that some of the feeling stays behind
but it never does."

"I don't know what they're called.... 
the spaces between seconds,
but I think about you always 
in those intervals."

"The best moments in reading are when you come across something, a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things which you had thought special and particular to you.  And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead.  And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours."
-Alan Bennett

"I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair. 
 Silent and starving I prowl through the streets.  
Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, 
all day I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps.  
I hunger for your sleek laugh, 
your hands the color of a savage harvest, 
hunger for the pale stones of your fingernails.  
The shade of your lashes.
And I pace around hungry, sniffing the twilight, 
hunting for you, for your hot heart.
Like a puma in the barrens of Quitratue."
-Pablo Neruda

"Sometimes it's easy to feel like you're the only one in the world who's struggling, who's frustrated, or unsatisfied at barely getting by.  But, that feeling is a lie and if you just hold on, just find the courage to face it all for another day, someone or something will find the way and make it all okay.  Because we all need a little help sometimes.  Someone to help us hear the music in the world.  To remind us that it won't always be this way.  That someone is out there, and that someone will find you."

"Some people will go through life trying to find what the world holds for them,
only to find out too late that it is really what they bring to the world that counts."
-L.M. Montgomery

"People create their own questions because they are afraid to look straight.
  All you have to do is look straight and see the road, 
and when you see it, don't sit looking at it.  
-Ayn Rand

1 comment:

  1. absolutely love this post. the quotes and pictures are fantastic. after reading these i want to go make snow angels!