"We cannot love God unless we love each other, and to love we must know each other. We know Him in the breaking of bread, and we know each other in the breaking of bread, and we are not alone any more. Heaven is a banquet and life is a banquet, too, even with a crust, where there is companionship. We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes in community." • Dorothy Day •

Collected musings of a passionate college student.

The Long Loneliness

"We cannot love God unless we love each other, and to love we must know each other. We know Him in the breaking of bread, and we know each other in the breaking of bread, and we are not alone any more. Heaven is a banquet and life is a banquet, too, even with a crust, where there is companionship. We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes in community." • Dorothy Day •

Collected musings of a passionate college student.

"There are years that ask questions and years that answer."
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God (via observando)

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"Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement."
Albert Camus, The Fall  (via larmoyante)

(via inhabitude)



"Like it or not, we come to life in the middle of stories that are not ours. The way to knowledge, and self-knowledge, is through pilgrimage. We imitate our way to the truth, finding our lives — saving them — in the process. Then we pass it on."

~Paul Elie (from The Life you Save Might Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage)

Mesmerized by this meditation on history and our place in it tonight.

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"The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and these days, my life is vital, even on the days when I’m sad. I felt that funeral in my brain, and I sat next to the colossus at the edge of the world, and I have discovered something inside of myself that I would have to call a soul that I had never formulated until that day 20 years ago when hell came to pay me a surprise visit. I think that while I hated being depressed and would hate to be depressed again, I’ve found a way to love my depression. I love it because it has forced me to find and cling to joy. I love it because each day I decide, sometimes gamely, and sometimes against the moment’s reason, to cleave to the reasons for living. And that, I think, is a highly privileged rapture."
Andrew Solomon


"You have to fight through the bad days to get the best days of your life. Relapse and sad days happen, but they do not define you or block you from moving on."