Once Upon Amanda

I like music, good food and pretty things. I can't parallel park or use scissors correctly. I'll probably bake you something just because. I'm a twin, I'm genetically engineered to share.

“Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something.”

—   H. Jackson Brown Jr. (via thatkindofwoman)

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“Very often we don’t go elsewhere because we are looking for another person. We go elsewhere because we are looking for another self. It isn’t so much that we want to leave the person we are with as we want to leave the person we have become.”

—   Esther Perel (via thatkindofwoman)

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“If people want to let you go, just let them do it. They may not understand who you are. So don’t play around with fire; don’t give them their cake and let them eat it too. Here is your rule of thumb: they either commit to you or get none of you.”

—   Joey Furjanic, The Heartbreak Hotel: How Long Will You Stay? (via siberiana)

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“I enjoy controlled loneliness. I like wandering around the city alone. I’m not afraid of coming back to an empty flat and lying down in an empty bed. I’m afraid of having no one to miss, of having no one to love.”

—   Kuba Wojewodzki, Polish journalist and comedian.  (via thatkindofwoman)

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“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.”

—   Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free (via thatkindofwoman)

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Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness. Never hope to find people who will understand you, someone to fill that space. An intelligent, sensitive person is the exception, the very great exception. If you expect to find people who will understand you, you will grow murderous with disappointment. The best you’ll ever do is to understand yourself, know what it is that you want, and not let the cattle stand in your way.”

—   Janet Fitch   (via thatkindofwoman)

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“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”

—   Marcus Aurelius  (via thatkindofwoman)

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They gave themselves up to the stars the way swimmers can surrender to the waves, and the stars took them without resistance. - Mark Helprin / Winter’s Tale
Lake Superior
Downloaded some pictures from my DSLR I took in California.