Sunday, 7 December 2008


Some things you don’t know you miss until, out of nowhere, you have them back, or have them back but back all wrong…The way, after a dream, where you’ve kissed someone who, in real life, you’ll never kiss again, maybe you’ve never kissed at all, you wake up and realize, in the throbbing pit of your stomach, how impossible it is to live without kissing them again.

At this moment, there are 6 billion, 4 hundred, 71 million, 8 hundred, 18 thousand, 6 hundred, 71 people in the world. Some are running scared.. some are coming home. Some tell lies to make it through the day.. others are just now facing the truth. Some are evil men at war with good, and some are good.. struggling with evil. 6 billion people in the world, 6 billion souls — and sometimes.. all you need is 1.

I like to think that somewhere out there, on a planet exactly like ours, two people exactly like you and me made totally different choices and that, somewhere, we're still together. That's enough for me.

If you've never felt your ribs pushing against your skin. If you know when you're next going to eat. If you slept under a roof last night. If you know how to use a computer. If you can see this picture.
If you can read these words. If you know someone you can share this with. You have a lot to be thankful for.

Quotes one and two, photo one and two: here
Quotes three and four, photos three and four: here


Betsey said...

this post is so beautiful
i love all the photos and the quotes are amazing. especially the one about 6 billion people in the world...amazing..

i.d. said...

This is really lovely...I think it's so important at this time of year to think about how lucky we all are and be grateful for what we have that others lack.

How did you get so wise!? xx