Love consists in this,Rainer Maria Rilke, “Letters to a Young Poet”
that two solitudes protect,
and touch, and greet each other.
In spite of language, in spite of intelligence and intuition and sympathy, one can never really communicate anything to anybody. The essential substance of every thought and feeling remains incommunicable, locked up in the impenetrable strong-room of the individual soul and body. Our life is a sentence of perpetual solitary confinement.Aldous Huxley
You have to build up the world you want to live in.Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
And nobody else can do it for you.
Commencement Speech, January 25, 1958 (via sixtensason)
Françoise Hardy: Jean-Marie Périer
Mies van der Rohe, Tugendhat House, 1928-1930
The sun is perfect and you woke this morning. You have enough language in your mouth to be understood. You have a name, and someone wants to call it. Five fingers on your hand and someone wants to hold it. If we just start there, every beautiful thing that has and will ever exist is possible. If we start there, everything, for a moment, is right in the world.Warsan Shire