I would like to go to the Grotta Palazzese in Puglia, Italy.
“Tucked inside a limestone cavern, this summer-only spot (open May through October) has hosted elegant dinners since the 18th century, when Italian nobility held banquets in the space.” - Conde` Nast Traveler
❝ I will keep you,” he said softly, as sweet as black tea, “and I will keep you warm. ❞
❝ Balance is key. In everything you do. Dance all night long and practice yoga the next day. Drink wine but don’t forget your green juice. Eat chocolate when your heart wants it and kale salad when your body needs it. Wear high heels on Saturday and walk barefoot on Sunday. Go shopping at the mall and then sit down and meditate in your bedroom. Live high and low. Move and stay still. Embrace all sides of who you are and live your authentic truth! Be brave and bold and spontaneous and loud and let that complement your abilities to find silence and patience and modesty and peace. Aim for balance. Make your own rules and don’t let anybody tell you how to live according to theirs. ❞
She is the absolute goddess of life and so inspirational to me.
❝ I’ve survived a lot of things, and I’ll probably survive this. ❞
Hiding away in the prettiest little nook (at Bow Bridge, Central Park)
❝ You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. ❞
my ultimate goal is to be at peace with myself, eliminate toxic feelings and elements and energies from my life, unlearn negative and harmful practices and thought patterns, stop checking for people that don’t check for me, create a space for myself that is nurturing for growth so that i may generate loving energy for myself and for others, nourish my spirit and balance my energies, i have big dreams and i deserve to live a life i love and let that love radiate
❝ Consider what really makes up your self-worth—like your caring heart or your ability to stand tall in the face of adversity. ❞
I Wish You Could Be Here -
Paul Simon — I Wish You Could Be Here
This song was co-written with Bruce Woodley of The Seekers, and performed by that Australian group. It was written in the short hiatus between the letdown of the first proper S&G album, “Wednesday Morning, 3AM” and their follow-up, “Sounds of Silence.” (Woodley also co-wrote “Cloudy.”)
While it does not seem to have been recorded by S & G, it is included in the songbook “Songs by Paul Simon” (Charing Cross Music, 1967), which largely contains S & G material. [x]
Deer might fly, why not? I met you.
❝ Focus on faith and grow your roots strong and deep so no one can make you believe in something that is not good for your soul. ❞
“Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don’t believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it’s good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.”
― Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression