It is never too late to turn on the light. Your ability to break an unhealthy habit or turn off an old tape doesn’t depend on how long it has been running; a shift in perspective doesn’t depend on how long you’ve held on to the old view. When you flip the switch in that attic, it doesn’t matter whether its been dark for ten minutes, ten years or ten decades. The light still illuminates the room and banishes the murkiness, letting you see the things you couldn’t see before. Its never too late to take a moment to look
—Sharon Salzberg (via purplebuddhaproject)
Language is never small. Language shapes how we view things before we even know we are viewing them. How we name something determines how we value it. If women’s last names are consistently absent from history, never passed down, then where is their—our—value?
—Molly Caro May, "What Happened When We Gave Our Daughter My Last Name" (via fieryfalcon)
When you’re worried about something," said Henry abruptly, "have you ever tried thinking in a different language?"
“It slows you down. Keeps your thoughts from running wild. A good discipline in any circumstance.
—Donna Tartt, The Secret History. (via ablogwithaview)