―the Russian word «защищающихся» (those who protect themselves). Lewis Carroll while travelling in Russia liked this word and wrote it down in English. The Russian word has 12 letters, the English one - 30.
"When love is dying,
The doctors are not crowding in wards,
When love is dying,
It’s getting colder in the Universe."

―Yulia Drunina
"Sometimes I get depressed about my age. In March I’ll be 26. If man weren’t measured in numbers, but rather letters, I’d be turning Z. And then I’d be dead."
―Jarod Kintz, I Should Have Renamed This
Weight of the Soul by 21 grams 188 plays

i am but barely

"Here is my hand, my heart,
my throat, my wrist. Here are the illuminated
cities at the center of me, and here is the center
of me, which is a lake, which is a well that we
can drink from, but I can’t go through with it.
I just don’t want to die anymore."

―Saying Your Names by Richard Siken
"Which do you want: the pain of staying where you are, or the pain of growth?"
―Judith Hanson Lasater
Entendre by Eluvium 291 plays
"Your absence has gone through me like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color."
―W. S. Merwin