29 July 2013

«Live in the now»

«She was sure that wherever life will take him, he would be safe, because he carried her love in his heart and for that reason, he would know, that she would always be there for him, if he needed.»
                                            By Raquel R. in Short Story number 8

«May you live every day of your life.»
                                                                                               Jonathan Swift

                             Dalai Lama Centre // Educate the Heart from Giant Ant on Vimeo.

25 July 2013

What we leave behind

«At that point she decided not to open the bedroom’s door. It was time that she set him free and let him find his own path.»
                                                  By Raquel R. in Short Story number 8

«All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.»

                                                                                          Anatole France 

22 July 2013

Sounds that make you smile

«She closed her eyes and listened carefully. On the other side of that threshold, where the past and present intertwined, she could still hear the echoes of his voice while he sang, countless times, his favourite song, like a mantra to the universe.»  
                                                              By Raquel R. in Short Story number 8

«Stay close to any sounds that make you glad you are alive» 

                                                         (via The Kid Should See This)

18 July 2013

The secrets and wonders of life

«It was within the boundaries of that secluded and protected realm that the first steps toward his emancipation were taken. It was there where he gradually unveiled the secrets and wonders of life and, where he safely returned when his heart was broken by his first love or needed to lick his wounds after a lost battle.»
                                                  By Raquel R. in Short Story number 8

«I was twenty. I will let no one say it is the best time of life. Everything threatens a young man with ruin: love, ideas, the loss of his family, his entrance into the world of adults. It is hard to learn one’s part in the world.»  
                                                                                                    Paul Nizan 


15 July 2013

Enchanted territory

«In the midst of the silence that reigned in the house, she could not help thinking that behind that closed door, once existed, a kind of magical territory, inside which, a new life, her son’s life, slowly bloomed.»

                                                              By Raquel R. in Short Story number 8

«Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.» 
                                                                                               Virginia Wolf 

11 July 2013

«We are stardust»

«Those messages, which are sent to us by whoever or whatever entity that rules the universe, can come to us assuming a myriad of manifestations. Still all of them, if correctly perceived can provide us with valuable information that allow us to stir our life in the right direction.»
                                                               By Raquel R. in Short Story number 8

« Instinct is a marvelous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.»
                                                                                                      Agatha Christie 

                                                         ( via The Kid should see this)

8 July 2013

«Seek and you shall find»

«Even though her attention was engaged in a specific action and directed to a specific purpose, she felt, for a split nanosecond, that her instinct was trying to whisper something to her in its peculiar and sometimes undecipherable language.» 
                                                   By Raquel R. in Short Story number 8

«I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.» 
                                                                                          Hermann Hesse 

4 July 2013

Details of daily life

« She discovered that a temporary relief from all the pressure was easily obtained, by a diligent engagement of all her senses in the execution of the daily activities, which are often disregarded by some and utterly avoided by others. » 
                                                   By Raquel R. in Short Story number 8

«The secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.»
                                                                                                           William Morris 

            Omelette from Madeline Sharafian on Vimeo via The Kid Should See This

1 July 2013

«Nothing is permanent»

«As, the sometimes hard journey of self knowledge taught her, in order to maintain her sanity, she needed to, now and then, during the course of the day, let her mind and thoughts roam free from the constraints and shackles of all the worries, insecurities and little tragedies that are part of the essence of being human.» 
                                                    By Raquel R. in Short Story number 8

«Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles.»

                                                                                                    Charles Chaplin 

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