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  • MUSING | Sống và viết

    “Riêng đối với tôi, tôi rất chóng vánh hiểu ra rằng tôi chỉ có thể nói được rất ít, ít đến bực mình. Và tôi cũng hiểu rằng cảm hứng sáng tác cũng dễ tắt như nó dễ bùng lên, nếu ta bỏ đói nó. Cái vốn quan sát cuộc sống của tôi lúc đó…

  • MUSING | Những vì sao

    “Lên sao hỏa để làm gì? – Tôi nghĩ. Một tâm hồn chỉ ngắm bầu trời mùa hè như một quỹ đạo đầy những khả năng của biểu giờ bay mới nghèo nàn làm sao! Không đi đâu hết, chỉ sống trong cõi vô biên, dưới những vì sao, hít thở và chết trong vũ…

  • You always hand over the good things first; here is my laughter, here is my confidence, here is the part of me I think worth loving. Eventually you close your eyes and hold out something heavy - here is the thing you might leave me for. If you're lucky, they pick up easily. If you're lucky, they'll let you hold theirs, too.  

    MUSING | If you’re lucky

    You always hand over the good things first; here is my laughter, here is my confidence, here is the part of me I think worth loving. Eventually you close your eyes and hold out something heavy – here is the thing you might leave me for.

  • MUSING | Quiet Desperation

    The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. — Henry David Thoreau

  • Musing | Focus on you for a change

    Focus on you for a change. Stop worrying about other people understanding you. Get in touch with yourself instead. Focus on what makes you happy, what makes your soul feel at peace. You are your biggest commitment, so start loving your flaws,

  • To live content with small means. To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion. To be worthy not respectable, and wealthy not rich. To listen to stars and birds and babes and sages with an open heart. To study hard, think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions. Never hurry. In a word, to let the spiritual, the unbidden and the unconscious rise up through the common. This is my symphony.

    Musing | Symphony

    To live content with small means. To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion. To be worthy not respectable, and wealthy not rich. To listen to stars and birds and babes and sages with an open heart.

  • Le seul fait de rêver est déjà très important. Je vous souhaite des rêves à n’en plus finir et l’envie furieuse d’en réaliser quelques-uns. Je vous souhaite d’aimer ce qu’il faut aimer et d’oublier ce qu’il faut oublier. Je vous souhaite des passions, je vous souhaite des silences. Je vous souhaite des chants d’oiseaux au réveil et des rires d’enfants. Je vous souhaite de respecter les différences des autres, parce que le mérite et la valeur de chacun sont souvent à découvrir. Je vous souhaite de résister à l’enlisement, à l’indifférence et aux vertus négatives de notre époque. Je vous souhaite enfin de ne jamais renoncer à la recherche, à l’aventure, à la vie, à l’amour, car la vie est une magnifique aventure et nul de raisonnable ne doit y renoncer sans livrer une rude bataille. Je vous souhaite surtout d’être vous, fier de l’être et heureux, car le bonheur est notre destin véritable.

    - Jacques Brel, 1er janvier 1968

    Musing | Lettre de Jacques Brel

    Le seul fait de rêver est déjà très important. Je vous souhaite des rêves à n’en plus finir et l’envie furieuse d’en réaliser quelques-uns.

  • Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.

    Musing | Sit by the apple tree

    Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love.

  • "I don’t want to be the other half of your soul. I want to be the one who reminds you that you’re already whole."

    Musing | half & whole

    “I don’t want to be the other half of your soul. I want to be the one who reminds you that you’re already whole.” — G.S.,  to: my heart in human form

  • I love being horribly straightforward. I love sending reckless text messages (because how reckless can a form of digitized communication be?) and telling people I love them and telling people they are absolutely magical humans and I cannot believe they really exist. I love saying, “Kiss me harder,” and “You’re a good person,” and, “You brighten my day.” I live my life as straight-forward as possible. Because one day, I might get hit by a bus. Maybe it’s weird. Maybe it’s scary. Maybe it seems downright impossible to just be—to just let people know you want them, need them, feel like, in this very moment, you will die if you do not see them, hold them, touch them in some way whether its your feet on their thighs on the couch or your tongue in their mouth or your heart in their hands. And there is nothing more risky than pretending not to care. We are young and we are human and we are beautiful and we are not as in control as we think we are. We never know who needs us back. We never know the magic that can arise between ourselves and other humans. We never know when the bus is coming.

    Musing | Tell The People You Love

    I love being horribly straightforward. I love sending reckless text messages (because how reckless can a form of digitized communication be?) and telling people I love them