"We work in the dark—we do what we can—we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art."
noun • /ælˈtɛrɪtɪ/ • the state of being different
― Henry James (via awritersruminations) (via blankbook)
"The beat of my heart has grown deeper, more active, and yet more peaceful, and it is as if I were all the time storing up inner riches…My [life] is one long sequence of inner miracles."
― The young Dutchwoman Etty Hillesum wrote that in a Nazi transit camp in 1943, on her way to her death at Auschwitz two months later… from The Joy of Less by Pico Iyer (via 108zenbooks) (via crashinglybeautiful)