My shadow said to me:
what is the matter
Isn’t the moon warm
enough for you
why do you need
the blanket of another body?
Margaret Atwood, excerpt from “The Shadow Voice” (via mashamorevna
I am so in love with you that there isn’t anything else.
A Farewell to Arms (Ernest Hemingway)
People are afraid of themselves, nowadays. They have forgotten the highest of all duties, the duty that one owes to oneself. Of course they are charitable. They feed the hungry, and clothe the beggar. But their own souls starve, and are naked.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.