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Coming at an end, the lovers
Are exhausted like two swimmers. Where
Did it end? There is no telling. No love is
Like an ocean with the dizzy procession of the waves’ boundaries
From which two can emerge exhausted, nor long goodbye
Like death.
Coming at an end. Rather, I would say, like a…

Do less.  Which is to say: do more of the stuff that matters.

Imagined nostalgia

윤수일(Yoon sooil) - 아파트(Apat)

I would like to describe the simplest emotion
joy or sadness
but not as others do
reaching for shafts of rain or sun
I would like to describe a light
which is being born in me
but I know it does not resemble
any star
for it is not so bright
not so pure
and is uncertain
I would like to describe courage
without dragging behind me a dusty lion
and also anxiety
without shaking a glass full of water
or to put it another way
I would give all metaphors
in return for one word
drawn out of my breast like a rib
for one word
contained within the boundaries
of my skin
but apparently this is not possible
Zbigniew Herbert, “A Study of the Object,” from Selected Poems (Ecco, 1968)

(via apoetreflects)


Henri Martin


Henri Martin

Active listening

What does true active listening feel like?

For my part, I might suggest recalling the experience of reading. When you are engaged with what you’re reading, that’s some of the most active listening I can think of. Note: This may also explain why, in general (from my experience anyway), people who read a lot are better listeners - and are more thoughtful, more patient, etc. - than those who don’t.

When active listening happens, I also feel a loss of my sense of self as separate from the speaker, even as I remain aware of my ‘self’ as listener/counselor/friend.


Things to do today:
1) Breathe in.
2) Breathe out.
— Ned Vizzini, ’It’s Kind of a Funny Story’ (via cavum)

(via psychedelic-lovers)

The way that people swallow pills will probably tell you a lot about their temperament.  Four words: ability to let go.  I myself have gone from a controlled, swing-head-back motion, to a totally let-go-and-trust-the-process approach of bowing forward to let gravity do its thing.  It was hard at first, but once you learn to let go, it all goes down a lot easier. :]

I guess law is okay, and I guess I’m okay at law.  Hah.

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