"I know now that we never get over great losses; we absorb them, and they carve us into different, often kinder, creatures."
~ Gail Caldwell, Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship (via conflictingheart)
"Visiting a new town is like having a conversation. Places ask questions of you just as searchingly as you question them. And, as in any conversation, it helps to listen with an open mind, so you can be led somewhere unexpected. The more you leave assumptions at home, I’ve found, the better you can hear whatever it is that a destination is trying to say to you."
Pico Iyer, "10 Things Every Traveler Should Do.’ (via far-and-back)