observando

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my name is axel marazzi and i eat words for breakfast.

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“One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.”

– Antonio Porchia

“Almost nobody dances sober, unless they happen to be insane.”

– H.P. Lovecraft

“Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.”

– Haruki Murakami

“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.”

– Henry David Thoreau

“Pain is a pesky part of being human, I’ve learned it feels like a stab wound to the heart, something I wish we could all do without, in our lives here. Pain is a sudden hurt that can’t be escaped. But then I have also learned that because of pain, I can feel the beauty, tenderness, and freedom of healing. Pain feels like a fast stab wound to the heart. But then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air! We may not have wings growing out of our backs, but healing is the closest thing that will give us that wind against our faces.”

– C. JoyBell C.

I sit beside the fire and think
Of all that I have seen
Of meadow flowers and butterflies
In summers that have been

Of yellow leaves and gossamer
In autumns that there were
With morning mist and silver sun
And wind upon my hair

I sit beside the fire and think
Of how the world will be
When winter comes without a spring
That I shall ever see

For still there are so many things
That I have never seen
In every wood in every spring
There is a different green

I sit beside the fire and think
Of people long ago
And people that will see a world
That I shall never know

But all the while I sit and think
Of times there were before
I listen for returning feet
And voices at the door

– J.R.R. Tolkien

“That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable.”

– Deb Caletti

“I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world.”

– Rainer Maria Rilke

“Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.”

– Paulo Coelho

“Anybody can look at a pretty girl and see a pretty girl. An artist can look at a pretty girl and see the old woman she will become. A better artist can look at an old woman and see the pretty girl that she used to be. But a great artist-a master-and that is what Auguste Rodin was-can look at an old woman, protray her exactly as she is…and force the viewer to see the pretty girl she used to be…and more than that, he can make anyone with the sensitivity of an armadillo, or even you, see that this lovely young girl is still alive, not old and ugly at all, but simply prisoned inside her ruined body. He can make you feel the quiet, endless tragedy that there was never a girl born who ever grew older than eighteen in her heart…no matter what the merciless hours have done to her. Look at her, Ben. Growing old doesn’t matter to you and me; we were never meant to be admired-but it does to them.”

– Robert A. Heinlein