"Regardless there’s something beautiful about stating the obvious. All of us do it in those moments when we can’t believe it we have to say it. It’s like pinching yourself to make sure you’re awake.
Take for example something as simple as touching someone; we so often say, ‘You’re so soft.’ And the person that touched them last may have said it for the twenty-eighth time, but today, I’m number twenty-nine. And I’m not saying it for her benefit; I’m saying it for mine. Because there’s almost seven billion people in the world, half of which are men, the number of them is 3.5 billion, pretty fucking cool that I was number twenty-nine."
Shane Koyczan, “More Often Than Sometimes” (via larmoyante)
"This is you. Eyes closed, out in the rain. You never thought you’d be doing something like this, you never saw yourself as, I don’t know how you’d describe it… like one of those people who like looking up at the moon, who spend hours gazing at the waves or the sunset or… I guess you know the kind of people I’m talking about. Maybe you don’t. Anyway, you kind of like being like this, fighting the cold, feeling the water seep through your shirt and getting through your skin. And the feel of the ground growing soft beneath your feet. And the smell. And the sound of the rain hitting the leaves. All the things they talked about in the books you haven’t read. This is you, who would have guessed it? You."
My Life Without Me (2003)
"Sin lies only in hurting others unnecessarily. All other “sins” are invented nonsense."
Lazarus Long, Time Enough for Love (via larmoyante)