"I promised you that I would
do my best to fix the mess
I have become, but there is
something so lovely about
the thought of having a storm
reach my body and destroy
everything I am."
"It’s not my story anymore: whenever I speak about the past now, I feel as if I were talking about something that has nothing to do with me. All that remains in the present are the voice, the presence, and the importance of fulfilling my mission. I don’t regret difficulties I experienced; I think they helped me to become the person I am today, I feel the way a warrior must feel after years of training; he doesn’t remember the details of everything he learned, but he knows how to strike when the time is right."
Paulo Coelho, The Zahir (via quotes-shape-us)
me at 13: “i’m really mature for my age though”
me at 20: i was a fucking idiot
also me at 20: i’m still a fucking idiot
*uses time hop*
*sees picture of earthquake damage*
*has panic attack*
"If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room"
"Borstenwurmer des Meeres"— A variety of marine worms
In: Das Meer by M. J. Schleiden [1804-1881]
Treasures of the NOAA Library Collection // via NOAA Photo Library