1. “You think I’m only here to witness the remains of love exhumed. You think we’re here to play a game of who loves more than whom. If you call, I will answer. If you fall, I’ll pick you up. If you court this disaster, I’ll point you home.” Barenaked Ladies - Call & Answer

  2. “Sometimes, when I look at you, I feel I am gazing at a distant star. It’s dazzling, but the light is from tens of thousands of years ago. Maybe the star doesn’t even exist any more. Yet, sometimes, that light seems more real to me than anything.” Haruki Murakami - South of the Border, West of the Sun

  3. “In that high place in the darkness, the two oddly sensitive human atoms held each other tightly and waited. In the mind of each was the same thought: “I have come to this lonely place and here is this other.”” Sherwood Anderson - Winesburg, Ohio

  4. “Maybe the first time you saw her you were 10. She was standing in the sun scratching her legs. Or tracing letters in the dirt with a stick. Her hair was being pulled. Or she was pulling someone’s hair. And a part of you was drawn to her, and a part of you resisted—wanting to ride off on your bicycle, kick a stone, remain uncomplicated. In the same breath you felt the strength of a man, and a self-pity that made you feel small and hurt. Part of you thought: Please don’t look at me. If you don’t, I can still turn away. And part of you thought: Look at me.” Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

  5. “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired. I want to live like I’m on fire and love starting right now as if it were my final hour.” Eilen Jewell - "Final Hour"

  6. “i’ll tell your stories
    till the day i die, until
    your stories become
    the stories inside
    my stories and the
    division between you
    and me disappears.” "tell me a story (2 minute poem)" - Alma Meeker

  7. “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute & it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour & it seems like a minute.” Lingering Ruminations

  8. “If a boy likes a girl, women are a mystery. If a girl likes a boy, men are a puzzle. If they like each other, it’s a damned Gordian knot, but sometimes it just works out anyway.” མི་ལ

Mila (Jacob Stetser)

Mila is a writer, photographer, poet & technologist.

He shares here his thoughts on Buddhism, living compassionately, social media, building community,
& anything else that interests him.

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