“for your infinite sensitivity.
Hoping you never let anyone
turn your qualities into faults”
– Tariq Ramadan
“I pointed to the wound. “It’s missing,” I said.
My grandmother smiled, and that was all it took for me to stop seeing the scar, and to recognize her again. “Yes,” she said. “But see how much of me is left?”
“They say you don’t get over someone until you find someone or something better. As humans, we don’t deal well with emptiness. Any empty space must be filled. Immediately. The pain of emptiness is too strong. It compels the victim to fill that place. A single moment with that empty spot causes excruciating pain. That’s why we run from distraction to distraction—and from attachment to attachment.” — Yasmin Mogahed
“I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other.” – Rainer Maria Rilke