“If you’re ever lying on a beach with
80 billion* grains of sand beneath you,
700 thousand* ocean waves before you,
60 million* stars stretched out above you,
and you’re still not at all impressed,
I want you to think about this:
The light you see reflecting from the stars is over one million* years old.
But then, just before you start to feel like a mere blip
in the gigantic scheme of things, please remember this:
Yes, you are small, but you’re also irreplaceable
and invaluable and miraculous.
Those stars don’t have anything on you.”—~ Unknown (via gatekeeper)
“I have noticed that if you look carefully at people’s eyes the first five seconds they look at you, the truth of their feelings will shine through for just an instant before it flickers away.”—~ The Secret Life of Bees (via gatekeeper)
"The Giant realizes he was lucky to be loved as a child. He knows what it’s like to be afraid of thunder and have someone’s hand to hold. What he does not know about is passion, although he is beginning to think passion has less to do with uncontrollable urges than with hope. When the blue light of dusk appears the Giant feels what may be desire. Wanting to be with the girl with the gray eyes makes him feel both stronger and weaker than he is."