The time I lived in Africa, and other stories.

Charm City bred. Southern girl at heart.
peacecorps:

Since 1961, almost a quarter million Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 139 countries, tackling some of the world’s most important challenges!

peacecorps:

Since 1961, almost a quarter million Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 139 countries, tackling some of the world’s most important challenges!

A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener. So our prospects brighten on the influx of better thoughts. We should be blessed if we lived in the present always, and took advantage of every accident that befell us.

—Thoreau - Walden (via sylvanhills)

(via fuckyeahthoreau)

'People have forgotten this truth', the fox said. 'But you musn't forget it. You become responsible forever for what you've tamed. You're responsible for your rose.'

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince (via bookmania)

Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.

Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie (via bookmania)

Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.

—E.E. Cummings (via insanityace)

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.

Alvin Toffler, Future Shock (via bookmania)

We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. So medicine, law, business, engineering… these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love… these are what we stay alive for.

I dreamed of you
again last night
as the clouds became ghosts
and the wind became whispers
of your breath on my neck.
I woke to a smile
for you are not vanished
just gone adventuring
a little while.

ElzaroDiary Series #2 (January 30th 2014)