164/365 – It takes Courage to Love (Eleanor Roosevelt)

“It takes Courage to Love,
but Pain through love is the purifying fire
which those who love generously know.
We all know People
who are so much afraid of pain
that they Shut themselves up like clams in a shell and,
 Giving out Nothing,
Receive Nothing
and therefore Shrink
 until Life is a mere Living Death.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

162/365 – Roll Around in It (Lauren Oliver)

“Maybe you can afford to wait.
 Maybe for you there’s a tomorrow.
Maybe for you there’s one thousand tomorrows,
 or three thousand, or ten,
so much time you can bathe in it,
roll around it, let it slide like coins through you fingers.
So much time you can waste it.
But for some of us there’s only today.
And the truth is, you never really know.”
– Lauren Oliver
(Before I Fall)