I do not believe in the idea of ladylikeness. God did not create ladies, He created women. A lady is a construct, a product, a thing made in the image of the thing some men think they ought not to be. A lady exists only in reference to masculinity – she cannot exist without a man. Being a lady is unnatural. Its hard work. Where a woman is, a lady does. She can never be enough, and is never, ever good enough.
A woman, on the other hand, is God’s good work. She is finished, she is complete, and while she is made of the same stuff as a man, she does not need a man to survive. She is strong. She has her own voice. She is enough.
And she is awesome.
How glorious the splendor of a human heart that trusts that it is loved.
One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few. One moon shell is more impressive than three. There is only one moon in the sky. One double-sunrise is an event; six are a succession, like a week of schooldays. …For it is only framed in space that beauty blooms. …A tree has significance if one sees it against the empty face of sky. A note in music gains significance from the silences on either side. A candle flowers in the space of night. Even small and casual things take on significance if they are washed in space.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Today, let us seek less rather than more!
Everything we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.
Martin Luther King Jr.
A person isn’t who they are during last conversation you had with them, they’re who they’re been throughout your whole relationship.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Our hearts of stone become hearts of flesh when we learn where the outcast weeps.
Pain may well remind us that we are alive, but love reminds us why we are alive.
Trystan Owain Hughes