“There’s a loneliness that only exists in one’s mind. The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.”—F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (via thenocturnals)
“De noche, amada, amarra tu corazón al mío
y que ellos en el sueño derroten las tinieblas
como un doble tambor combatiendo en el bosque
contra el espeso muro de las hojas mojadas.
At night, beloved, tie your heart to mine
and in the dream they defeat the darkness
like twin drums beating in the forest
against the heavy wall of wet leaves.”—Pablo Neruda, Love Sonnet LXXIX (via sweetannasour)
Thank you everyone for commenting on my last post. I’m really excited to go. Feeling anxious and nervous at the same time, much like how I felt the summer before heading off to college for the first time… But seriously… SPAIN!
Over the course of both last year and this year, I’ve discovered this quote to be entirely true for me. Writing truly is a passion of mine. I find that receiving feedback is the most useful thing as a writer, for a number of reasons. Immediately after hearing criticism, I have a tendency to feel discouraged, and like writing is something that I should give up because of the difficulty. I will go maybe a week and a half or two weeks without writing after hearing a thorough critiquing of my work, until I come to the realization that I need writing in my life.
“… Do you suffer when you write? I don’t at all. Suffer like a bastard when don’t write, or just before, and feel empty and fucked out afterwards. But never feel as good as while writing.”—Ernest Hemingway in a letter to Malcolm Cowley (1945)