Before you speak, ask yourself, is it kind, is it necessary, is it true, does it improve on the silence?
“from the complications of loving you i think there is no end or return. no answer, no coming out of it. which is the only way to love, isn’t it? this isn’t a playground, this is earth, our heaven, for a while. therefore i have given precedence to all my sudden, sullen, dark moods that hold you in the center of my world. and i say to my body: grow thinner still. and i say to my fingers, type me a pretty song. and i say to my heart: rave on.”
― Mary Oliver, Thirst
I’m not sure if the world’s all that serious, she said, or if it just has a really dark way of having a good time.