"a soft woman is simply a wolf caught in meditation."

excuse me sir,
could you please tell me which sea of hell is this?

* Maps, Qiu Zhijie (1969, Zhangzhou, China)

“Remind thyself, in the darkest moments, that every failure is only a step toward success, every detection of what is false directs you toward what is true, every trial exhausts some tempting form of error, and every adversity will only hide, for a time, your path to peace and fulfillment. ” 
Og Mandino (1923-1996)

My dear,
In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love.
In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile.
In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm.
I realized, through it all, that…
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me,
within me, there’s something stronger –
something better, pushing right back.

Truly yours,
Albert Camus

and the more he insults you, 
the more you love him 
that’s your laceration
you love him just as he is
you love him for insulting you.
Dostoevsky, F.

“scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. 
realize the strength, 
move on.”
Rollins, H.

“don’t get mad.
don’t get even.
Get stronger, faster, and more powerful.
fill yourself with knowledge and empathy
and an indomitable spirit because
no one else can do that for you.
 in the end, 
it’s your life,
your choice,
and your world.”
Apollo Anton Ohno

“at first glance, she’d appear quiet and reserved like a solitary bird,
and as fragile as a wing bone.
but if you took a moment,
if you looked deeper,
you would see she was so much buried light -
only waiting for somebody unafraid to get their hands dirty,
to come along and unearth her.”
Beau Taplin

[ só por hoje ]

i) não te irrites; ii) não te preocupes; iii) sê grato; iv) trabalha honestamente; v) sê bondoso.