@katebowles I like the word “sonder”: http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com/post/23536922667/sonder
I’m very prone to being overwhelmed by the feeling. Being in a place that’s seen much traffic (or very little) hits me with almost palpable force.
@tek Sometimes in a hotel room I wonder what it would feel like to see traces of everyone who’s passed through there.
This is like thinking about place memory from the perspective of the place.
We passed 5 million views across all Write.as posts this month! 👀 3 million of those have come in the past two months alone.
"I'm torn between fulfilling my wildest dreams
To satisfy the beast inside of me
And a grounded love that raises me high above
The grabbing hands of cowards and of thieves"
Ten More Days av Avicii
Wisdom from The Doctor https://writing.exchange/media/cR8UdlTy3fStvL7SCjY
"You have to understand, my dears, that the shortest distance between truth and a human being is a story."
Anthony de Mello
It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
You are the Final Boss from a really hard game, so hard that until now no one was ever able to reach you, as they were still losing to the past enemies. Today someone finally show up ready to the challenge. Problem is you spent much time without a fight and completely forgot how to do it.
Thomas Merton’s letter to Coretta Scott King the morning after Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination - https://t.co/0bJkKg7PSu
This was unexpected. I find myself in a hospital bed, I had to leave the church just before my Good Friday sermon because of severe stomach pain. My wife took me to the emergency and, well now I am here alone in a room feeling quite miserable. And it's the very same hospital I work at as a chaplain. Well I guess Good Friday is the best day to learn what pain is.
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