let us dance

We did not ask for this room or this music. We were invited in. Therefore, because the dark surrounds us, let us turn our faces to the light. Let us endure hardship to be grateful for plenty. We have been given pain to be astounded by joy. We have been given life to deny death. We did not ask for this room or this music. But because we are here, let us dance.

~ Stephen King

Yet another beautiful quote I found on First Sip.

the journey doesn’t end

“For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.”

-Michelle Obama, Becoming

uncomplicated hymns

I look for uncomplicated hymns, but love has none.

-Anne Sexton

(fun fact: the name of my senior thesis in college was An Uncomplicated Hymn)

wondrous woven magic

My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue
An everlasting vision of the ever-changing view
A wondrous woven magic in bits of blue and gold
A tapestry to feel and see, impossible to hold.
-Carole King, Tapestry