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A decree

“Must you ruin everything?”

“Must you ruin everything?”

As if the world were new? As if it were the first morning? As if it were still dawn?

The truth, […], is that what has already been ruined, our founding disillusion, is our freedom.

Go to it

Go to it when the ground is soft. Let the sun find you already there and it will not be a match for you. But if it reaches the shamba before you – hm”

A grain of wheat; Ngugi wa Thiong’o


And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.

John Steinbeck, East of Eden

Great Expectations

“Love her, love her, love her! If she favours you, love her. If she wounds you, love her. If she tears your heart to pieces – and as it gets older and stronger, it will tear deeper – love her, love her, love her!”
Charles Dickens


You are more than a list of mistakes and if anyone tells you otherwise, let it be the last they make.

Iain Thomas