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Jaye Watson – Saying goodbye to my daughter

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Saying Goodbye to My Daughter the First and Last Time
My children returned to school last week. And there was a moment. One that nobody but me noticed. The kids at our bus stop were scrambling onto the bus, darting down the aisle to find a seat, and my son and daughter were the last to walk up the stairs.
“Hey!” my husband yelled, iPhone poised to take one last photo. They turned around and my daughter had what I call the smile of fear. In the photo, you can see she is looking off camera — at me. My husband snapped the picture, she turned back around and was gone.
The other parents left the bus stop and my husband and I headed home. What I wanted to do was grab my stomach and howl, to drop to the ground and cry hysterically. But I kept walking in silence. I couldn’t possibly tell my husband, who already finds me ...

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Mary Schmich – Wear sunscreen

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Wear sunscreen.

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they’ve faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.

Don’t worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind ...

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Albert Einstein – Letter to Marie Curie

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Highly esteemed Mrs. Curie,
Do not laugh at me for writing you without having anything sensible to say.
But I am so enraged by the base manner in which the public is presently daring to concern itself with you that I absolutely must give vent to this feeling.
However, I am convinced that you consistently despise this rabble, whether it obsequiously lavishes respect on you or whether it attempts to satiate its lust for sensationalism!
I am impelled to tell you how much I have come to admire your intellect, your drive, and your honesty, and that I consider myself lucky to have made your personal acquaintance in Brussels.
Anyone who does not number among these reptiles is certainly happy, now as before, that we have such personages among us as you, and Langevin too, real people with whom one feels privileged to be in contact.
If the rabble continues to occupy itself with you, then simply don’t read that ...

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Frida Kahlo – You didn’t understand

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You didn’t understand what I am.
I am love.
I am pleasure.
I am essence.
I am an idiot.
I am alcoholic.
I am tenacious.
I am.
I simply am.
You are a shit my love.

(Unsent letter to Diego Rivera)

HERE the Italian version

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James Rhodes – Music has, quite literally ..

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Music has, quite literally, saved my life and, I believe, the lives of countless others.
It provides company when there is none, understanding where there is confusion, comfort where there is distress, and sheer, unpolluted energy where there is a hollow shell of brokenness and fatigue.

HERE the Italian version

 

James Rhodes: Piano Man

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Dinah Maria Craik – Oh, the comfort

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Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.

HERE the Italian version

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