Anne Rice, Merrick
"It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. I was so preposterously serious in those days… Lightly, lightly – it’s the best advice ever given me… So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly my darling…"

Aldous Huxley, Island (via larmoyante)

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(Source: katelouisepowell, via byobae)


Robert James Waller, The Bridges of Madison County


I have a picture of you and me in Brooklyn

On a porch, it was raining.

Hey, I remember that day

and I miss you.

(via lullabysounds)

Forward roll sequence, The University of Iowa, 1960s (by The University of Iowa Libraries)

Chen Rentao 陳仁濤 (active 1930s), Rain [Shanghai] 雨, 1933. Gelatin silver print. From Zhonghua sheying zazhi (The Chinese Journal of Photography), no. 7 (July 1933).