It’s messing people up, this social pressure to “find your passion” and “know what it is you want to do”. It’s perfectly fine to just live your moments fully, and marvel as many small and large passions, many small and large purposes enter and leave your life. For many people there is no realization, no bliss to follow, no discovery of your life’s purpose. This isn’t sad, it’s just the way things are. Stop trying to find the forest and just enjoy the trees.
Sally Coulter  (via theyknowthatyouknow)

My notebook has remained blank for months
thanks to the light you shower
around me. I have no use
for my pen, which lies
languorously without grief.

Nothing is better than to live
a storyless life that needs
no writing for meaning—
when I am gone, let others say
they lost a happy man,
though no one can tell how happy I was.

Ha Jin, “Missed Time,”  Poetry (July 2000). (via literarymiscellany)


Two Spectacular Photographs of a Volcanic Eruption as Seen from Space by Endeavour

These photos remind me of exactly how small and insignificant the human life is, from the vast perspective of the solar universe— the wondrous handy work of God Himself. It further instills into me the need to break out, live a life not for my own and fulfil the spaces in between oceanic creases and broken bridges, with what little I have and can give.

Make your life count while you have time to live it to its fullest. Everyday is a new day to create a difference, be it minuscule or drastic. Continually search for opportunities to unleash your full potential and satisfy your heart’s desires, before it is too late.