Pain is part of being human. Anyone who really wanted to get rid of suffering would have to get rid of love before anything else, because there can be no love without suffering, because it always demands an element of self-sacrifice, because, given temperamental differences and the drama of situations, it will always bring with it renunciation and pain.
When we know that the way of love — this exodus, this going out of oneself — is the true way by which man becomes human, then we also understand that suffering is the process through which we mature. Anyone who has inwardly accepted suffering becomes more mature and more understanding of others, becomes more human. Anyone who has consistently avoided suffering does not understand other people; he becomes hard and selfish.
Love itself is a passion, something we endure. In love I experience first a happiness, a general feeling of happiness. Yet, on the other hand, I am taken out of my comfortable tranquility and have to let myself be reshaped. If we say that suffering is the inner side of love, we then also understand by it is so important to learn how to suffer — and why, conversely, the avoidance of suffering renders someone unfit to cope with life. He would be left with an existential emptiness, which could then only be combined with bitterness, with rejection, and no longer with any inner acceptance or progress toward maturity.
For those who don’t know, this is Dís, Thorin’s younger sister and mother to Fili and Kili (I know you know who they are). She was very young when Smaug chased her people out of Erebo. Spending most of her days in exile, she’d probably never wear garb as richly decorated as this. This is just a flight of fancy illustration - I wanted to imagine how she’d look if her royal status was never destroyed along with the dwarven kingdom.
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…don’t know how to stop?
Maybe I should stop.
lavender brown gets more hate for how she handles unrequited romantic feelings than snape does and i find that incredibly disturbing
Also Cho Chang gets more hate for crying and grieving over the death of her boyfriend, than Snape does for literally abusing and terrorizing children because he couldn’t have Lily Evans.
- Dated: 1546
- Culture: Italian
- Measurements: overall length 127 cm. Blade length 112 cm
- Inscription: engraved in the central fuller with: “X Mediolanum X” for ancient Milan, and on the other side with the date: “X AN. 1546 X”. Chiseled decoration on the Cross-guard, the rain guard and the pommel
The pommel, as well as the cross- and the rain-guard are decorated with a chiseled pattern. The cross-guard is curved and the handle still bears its original leather mount. The central fuller is engraved with the place of origin on one side: "X Mediolanum X", which stand for the ancient Milan and the date on the other side: "X AN. 1546 X". The sword is in great condition considering its age.
If you’re at a pool, and there’s some kids running, and the life guard shouts “No running!” do you interject with “EXCUSE ME, NOT ALL OF US WERE RUNNING.”
If you’re in class, and a classmate is eating, and your professor addresses his students, “There’s no eating…
there is only one way to dance to this song
Woops reblogged it again.
THIS WAS LIKE THE FIRST SONG I HAD EVER HEARD ON THE INTERNET
just the breath at the start of the song and i was singing along already fuck i miss this song
This is actually a really great song ok
THE NOSTALGIA OF THE 00’S
this is and always will be my jam