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“The novel’s takeaway, for me, is a don’t-look-back realization most teenagers have, at some point, wherein they recognize that everything they thought was the best—or the most important, or the worst thing ever—was actually mundane, trivial. That’s a sobering feeling, even when it comes to the vagaries of young love, the ache that feels like a hole in the stomach.”
J. C. Gabel on remembering Alain-Fournier’s Le Grand Meaulnes on the centenary of its author’s death.

Endless fields of purple flowers in foreground, Mount Fuji still capped with snow in the background.  
Anonymous murmured: How are you ?

I’m good:)

❝ You’re the only person I want to see when I have a headache—that’s a compliment— ❞

Virginia Woolf, from a letter to Vita Sackville-West (via violentwavesofemotion)

Woman and mosque in Xinjiang Province, China.
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Painting layered over photograph by Gerhard Richter
❝ We are not people who touch each other carelessly; every point of contact between us feels important, a rush of energy and relief. ❞

— Veronica Roth, Allegiant (via larmoyante)

(Source: absentions)

❝ Facing it, always facing it, that’s the way to get through. Face it. ❞

— Joseph Conrad, Typhoon (via larmoyante)

Illuminated pages from a manuscript of Hafez, Zand Period style, 1790.