“I’m grateful for anything that reminds me of what’s possible in this life. Books can do that. Films can do that. Music can do that. School can do that. It’s so easy to allow one day to simply follow into the next, but every once in a while we encounter something that shows us that anything is possible, that dramatic change is possible, that something new can be made, that laughter can be shared.”—Jonathan Safran Foer (via thatkindofwoman)
“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.”—Albert Einstein (via faithdeparted)
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”—Henry David Thoreau (via treesandwich)
This weekend was absolutely fantastic. Had a great time hanging out with my neighbor, watching some movies, going to the mall, having some great conversation, and being goofy on Sunday (: I am quite happy. A little homesick though, so going home this week will be good. My friends here are good, but the guys back in Jenison can’t be replaced. Oh, my neighbor also got me Skyrim. Fantastic birthday present. But I only needed to go out with you, that was the best possible birthday present I could have gotten. Life’s good. Always is.