Inspired by my favourite poem from Tolkien, I decided to put these sketches and ‘visualise’ the words he wrote. Hope you like!

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“Sometimes you just need to cry and be sad. You need to break down and be torn apart. You need to learn to pick yourself up and put yourself back together. Sometimes, the only way to be happy is to give into sadness first, because without sadness, there is no happiness; you would never learn to smile.”

—   Unknown (via psych-facts)

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You feel it most when it all goes silent, the small groan of a lonely heart; and it whispers to you, reminding you that you miss the heartbeat of someone you have not met. You start to realize how much you want it, how it has become something more than a longing, but rather, a deep and cruel pain that refuses to let go.

Then you breathe in deeply, and you live, because life is not found in tomorrow, but in every beat of your own heart. This is how you keep that lonely heart at bay, by being, and being, and being until all becomes calm again. Your roots do not dig into the soil of empty promises, but in the depths of present reality; so grow, and grow, and grow, until spring has bloomed and the world is full of life again.

—   T.B. LaBerge // Things I’m still learning at 25 (via tblaberge)

“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.”

—   Seneca (via psych-facts)

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“Don’t hold on to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.”

—   Leo Buscaglia (via psych-facts)

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“Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you.”

—   Louis L’amour (via psych-facts)

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“He will carry you until you can walk again.”

“Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.”

—   Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept (via psych-facts)

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“He in his madness prays for storms, and dreams that storms will bring him peace”

—   Leo Tolstoy (via introspectivepoet)

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“Is all this illusion, imagination? I don’t think so. And then one asks: My God! will it be for long, will it be for ever, will it be for eternity?”

—   Vincent van Gogh (via introspectivepoet)

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