daily reminder to close your eyes and take a deep breath and remind yourself that you’re okay and to be present and to smile
Tenderly | 2006 | Live | Jools Holland
We are The Muses. Goddesses of the Arts and proclaimers of heroes.
Calliope, Clio, Terpsichore, Melpomene, Thalia
[Joan] shouldn’t have been able to do what she did. Ride at the head of an army. Lead men into battle. Be victorious. A year earlier, she hadn’t known how to ride a horse. She’d practiced by riding on the backs of her father’s cattle. She taught herself to ride in the few weeks she lived at Neufchâtel, while she worked at the tavern of La Rousse, when her family was fleeing the Burgundians. She had never worn armor, and the armor weighed sixty pounds – a much heavier burden on the body of a short woman than on the body of a tall man. She did what she did beside men who had trained for it since early childhood. She had never studied tactics. She had never even seen a battle. But she knew she was a warrior; her voices told her she would lead men to victory. She harbored no doubts.
—Mary Gordon, Joan of Arc
The theatre is an empty box and it is our task to fill it with fury and ecstasy, and with revolution.
— Slings & Arrows
Comptine d’Un Autre Été: La Démarche, Yann Tiersen.
westerners are obsessed with the idea of happiness as if it’s a constant state of being. happiness comes in moments. you dont “achieve” happiness. you experience it along with every other emotion on the spectrum. if you spend your life chasing this constructed idea of happiness you will never even be remotely content. work on being whole and feeling everything while increasing the happy moments. stop trying to be a “happy person.” just be a person.
So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.
—Attachments, Rainbow Rowell
no diggity (blackstreet cover) || chet faker