hi my name is elisa i am in my final teenage year i am interested in urban design and i am currently reading the brothers karamazov
(by Missy Prince)
and whatever happens to us later in life, if we don’t meet for twenty years afterwards, let us always remember how we buried the poor boy at whom we once threw stones, do you remember, by the bridge? and afterwards we all grew so fond of him…and even if we are occupied with most important things, if we attain to honor or fall into great misfortune—still let us remember how good it was once here, when we were all together, untied by a good and kind feeling which made us, for the time we were loving that poor boy, better perhaps than we are. my little doves…you must know that there is nothing higher and stronger and more wholesome and good for life in the future than some good memory, especially a memory of childhood, of home. people talk to you a great deal about your education, but some good, sacred memory, preserved from childhood, is perhaps the best education. if a man carries many such memories with him into life, he is safe to the end of his days, and if one has only one good memory left in one’s heart, even that may sometime be the means of saving us.
by Alyosha, The Brothers Karamazov

 Adirondacks, NY
"Mountains are Earth’s undecaying monuments"

Gerhard Richter (German, b. 1932), Wolke (Cloud), 1976. Oil on canvas, 200 x 300 cm.
Capilla de marmol - Lago General Carrera - Chile (by dataichi)
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(by chang ming’s soap)
and then…after a while, it just stops, you know? not forever, but you no longer feel the ache of emptiness in and around you every second. of course, those feelings may come back now and then for sure, sometimes they take up the whole day. okay, maybe nothing has stopped, but it has changed. you really do know he’s no longer yours. you miss him, you want him back, you love him, and who knows, maybe you’ll be together some time later. but he wasn’t yours when you woke up today, and he won’t be when you go to sleep, so now that you know what you have, you can use it to make your day worthwhile and wonderful.