Basil & Time

Ask me anything   For this is what we do. Put one foot forward and then the other. Lift our eyes to the snarl and smile of the world once more. Think. Act. Feel. Add our little consequence to the tides of good and evil that flood and drain the world. Drag our shadowed crosses into the hope of another night. Push our brave hearts into the promise of a new day. With love: the passionate search for a truth other than our own. With longing: the pure, ineffable yearning to be saved. For so long as fate keeps waiting, we live on. God help us. God forgive us. We live on. -Shantaram

twitter.com/r_marymichelle:

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    It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

    It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.

    It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain.

    I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it, or fade it, or fix it.

    I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own; if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, remember the limitations of being human.

    It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.

    I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day. And if you can source your own life from its presence.

    I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, ‘Yes.’

    It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done to feed the children.

    It doesn’t interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.

    It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.

    I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.

    "
    The Invitation, Oriah Mountain Dreamer
    — 1 day ago
    #the invitation  #oriah mountain dreamer  #powerful 
    So much exciting stuff is happening on my life right now, I literally cannot wait to see where I end up.

    So much exciting stuff is happening on my life right now, I literally cannot wait to see where I end up.

    — 4 days ago

    mybloodyicecream:

    Error 404: ability to speak not found

    — 2 weeks ago with 9827 notes
    "Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together."
    Elizabeth Taylor
    — 2 weeks ago
    #elizabeth Taylor  #quote  #lipstick 
    A Guide to Your Twenties →

    lifestyleoftheunemployed:

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    20: Enjoy beer pong. Being 20 sucks for the sole reason that you can’t go to bars. One by one your friends will turn 21 and leave you behind. My advice: Enjoy as much backyard drinking as possible. In a year, that cute blond in the corner is going to cost you $75 a date.

    21: The bar…

    Wow, I actually put my notice in 2 days before turning 24. #fuckyarightontrack

    — 2 weeks ago with 640 notes
    humansofnewyork:

"There’s this giant cathedral in Cologne that survived the Allied bombings of World War II. All the other buildings around it were destroyed. One time I was super high on E and mushrooms, so I decide to drop in. The cathedral is made of black marble and the walls are stained with soot, so it was really creepy. On top of that, the place was packed with people, and there was a priest at the altar shouting angrily in German. I was like: ‘Oh. My. God.’"



This is so great

    humansofnewyork:

    "There’s this giant cathedral in Cologne that survived the Allied bombings of World War II. All the other buildings around it were destroyed. One time I was super high on E and mushrooms, so I decide to drop in. The cathedral is made of black marble and the walls are stained with soot, so it was really creepy. On top of that, the place was packed with people, and there was a priest at the altar shouting angrily in German. I was like: ‘Oh. My. God.’"

    This is so great

    — 2 weeks ago with 5962 notes
    shescreamsparamore:

shescreamsparamore:

I JUST LOOKED OUT MY WINDOW AND THERE WERE 11 FUCKING COWS JUST THERE. ARE YOU GONNA FUCKING PAY THE RENT OR WHAT

WHAT WAS I DRINKING LAST NIGHT

    shescreamsparamore:

    shescreamsparamore:

    I JUST LOOKED OUT MY WINDOW AND THERE WERE 11 FUCKING COWS JUST THERE. ARE YOU GONNA FUCKING PAY THE RENT OR WHAT

    WHAT WAS I DRINKING LAST NIGHT

    (via my-name-is-hilarious)

    — 2 weeks ago with 93295 notes
    Birthday gift from my bro; a compass necklace so I can always find my way back home. ❤️

    Birthday gift from my bro; a compass necklace so I can always find my way back home. ❤️

    — 2 weeks ago