"When “i” is replaced with “we” even illness becomes wellness."
"Someone once told me a story about long term relationships. To think of them as a continent to explore. I could spend a lifetime backpacking through Africa, and I would still never know all there is to know about that continent. To stay the course, to stay intentional, to stay curious and connected – that’s the heart of it. But it’s so easy to lose track of the trail, to get tired, to want to give up, or to want a new adventure. It can be so easy to lose sight of the goodness and mystery within the person sitting right in front of you."
"A small trouble is like a pebble. Hold it too close to your eye and it fills the whole world and puts everything out of focus. Hold it at a proper distance and it can be examined and properly classified. Throw it at your feet and it can be seen in its true setting, just one more tiny bump on the pathway of life."
"If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."
"My parents are holding hands in the car on the way home
and it’s beautiful.
They don’t always get along, but it’s eleven o’clock on a
grey August Sunday and my father turned fifty today.
And I think my mother understands tonight that he is
coming to the realization that he is closer to sixty
than sixteen, and he is wondering how he got here.
But somehow their fingers threaded together
and the cool pavement after the rain
is enough tonight.
And tonight is sad, but it is also good.
You’re miles away, but you love me,
but one day it will be late on a quiet day,
and I’ll weave my hand through yours
while you drive
and the mere outline of your frame in the
cool starlight will be captivating, and I’ll smile
and wonder how I got here,
and wonder how I got to be with you.
We are closer to sixteen than twenty-six,
but I don’t think I’ll ever get tired
of holding your hand."
"Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow."