Carolien CoenenPark Abbey, Heverlee, Leuven (2009). The library.

“I’m always finding humans at their best and worst. I see their ugly and their beauty and I wonder how the same can be both.”

“You were the first mile where my heart broke a sweat. And I wish you were here. I wish you’d never left.” — Andrea Gibson. (via wordsthat-speak)


Do you ever just regret wasting your time on certain people, but then realize that their presence in your life taught you so many valuable lessons, and that you deserve to be treated better? I think about this constantly.

Girl in her dorm room in the 1970s.

“You are so good. So good, you’re always feeling so much. And sometimes it feels like you’re gonna bust wide open from all the feeling, don’t it? People like you are the best in the world, but you sure do suffer for it.” — Silas House, This is My Heart for You. (via larmoyante)

Elephants walking through a rain forest.

“I missed you every hour. And you know what the worst part was? It caught me completely by surprise. I’d catch myself just walking around to find you, not for any reason, just out of habit, because I’d seen something that I wanted to tell you about or because I wanted to hear your voice. And then I’d realize that you weren’t there anymore, and every time, every single time, it was like having the wind knocked out of me.” — Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone. (via fearlessknightsandfairytales)