"Do you love me enough that I may be weak with you? Everyone loves strength, but do you love me for my weakness? That is the real test."

Alain de Botton, Essays in Love (via durianquotes)

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I’m having a conversation with one of my friends and I ask him, “What defines you?” and he responded with, “Nothing. A definition excludes the possibility for change.”

This is one of the best responses I’ve ever received to any of my questions.

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"She’s got the soul of a poet and the emotional makeup of a junkyard dog."

Stephen King, Under the Dome (via words-and-coffee)

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"My story isn’t pleasant, it’s not sweet and harmonious like the invented stories; it tastes of folly and bewilderment, of madness and dream, like the life of all people who no longer want to lie to themselves."

— Hermann Hesse (via creatingaquietmind)

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"Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one’s hand."

— Ezra Pound (via hierarchical-aestheticism)

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"There weren’t many people in this world who would let you be vulnerable and still believe you were strong."

— Veronica Mars, The Thousand Dollar Tan Line

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"I’m a dirt person. I trust the dirt. I don’t trust diamonds and gold."

— Eartha Kitt (via thatkindofwoman)

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walking Golden Gate. 2014. 

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"I suspect the truth is that we are waiting, all of us, against insurmountable odds, for something extraordinary to happen to us."

Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed (via conflictingheart)

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"I like storms. They let me know that even the sky screams too."

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In Photos: Portraits by photographer Jalani Morgan.

It’s always strange and a bit surreal to me when I look at a photograph of strangers and somehow manage to feel as though the person behind the lens has so aptly managed to capture the essence of those pictured. Perhaps it’s a bit of romanticism on my part, but I can’t help but feel that way when looking at the work of photographer Jalani Morgan. What may on the surface seem to be a simple portrait becomes an intensifying three-way relationship between the subject, the photographer and viewer.  A two-dimensional image is brought to life and in a matter of seconds, upon gazing at Morgan’s portraits, I have no option but to feel a close connection to the unknown faces captured by his lens.

Jalani Morgan is a portrait, fine art and documentary photographer. 

Born in Toronto, Ontario, and raised in Scarborough. He was influenced by his parents’ teachings of the African Diasporas and politics and through that is interjected into his art. 

He produces work that investigates the representation from the African diaspora.

Currently he is studying at York University in Toronto obtaining his degree in Anthropology and African Studies.

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"Short stories do not say this happened and this happened and this happened. They are a microcosm and a magnification rather than a linear progression."

— Isobelle Carmody (via writingquotes)

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