"For nothing is fixed, forever and forever and forever, it is not fixed; the earth is always shifting, the light is always changing, the sea does not cease to grind down rock. Generations do not cease to be born, and we are responsible to them because we are the only witnesses they have. The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out."
– James Baldwin
"What if the magnificence of who we are was no longer held captive by the fear of decision? Between two choices, whichever choice you make will be the right one made. The path you are on, you cannot fall off no matter how hard you try. So call this the year of no mistakes. The year of the heavy sword, but stronger hands. The year where we are no longer stuck in the street but found somewhere between the asphalt and the moon. Inside a sheath of arrows turning itself into wind. The year where we turn our hearts towards light, with the realization and acceptance, of not only how utterly magnificent every one of us is…but that this magnificence is something we cannot help but carry with us. There is joy inside of you waiting to be heard, listen for it and to the spaces it speaks from. Follow those spaces, do not tremble before the boulder blocking the entrance into yourself, do not tremble before the boulder blocking the entrance out of yourself. You cannot fall, you are noble. The universe is a part of you and you a part of it. And every piece of it is made of science and magic. Every part of you is science and magic."
– Anis Mojgani
"The last eight times I told you I loved you, they sounded like apologies."
– Miles Walser