"The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them."
- Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island (via hqlines)

love thomas merton

As many of you may know, I LOVE #Fall. I particularly get really excited to pick #pumpkins. However, I’m experiencing a dilemma I have never a had before: these are our pumpkins from last year…and they are still #thriving

As many of you may know, I LOVE #Fall. I particularly get really excited to pick #pumpkins. However, I’m experiencing a dilemma I have never a had before: these are our pumpkins from last year…and they are still #thriving

thriving pumpkins fall

"Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet."
- Plato (via hqlines)