You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting―
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.Mary Oliver (via splitterherzen)
Let us begin this letter, this prelude to an encounter, formally, as a declaration, in the old-fashioned way: I love you. You do not know me (although you have seen me, smiled at me). I know you (although not so well as I would like. I want to be there when your eyes flutter open in the morning, and you see me, and you smile. Surely this would be paradise enough?). So I do declare myself to you now, with pen set to paper. I declare it again: I love you.Neil Gaiman (via feellng)
Should she stumble in her efforts to reach the heights, do not condemn, but help her regain her foothold; should temptation touch her, shield her with your love; should sorrow darken her path, comfort her with your devotion.
from the Twitter of Alpha Chi Omega HQ.
I think this is something all sorority women should strive for, regardless of their affiliation. If your sister is trying to be the best person she can be but falls short, be there with a helping hand, a kind word, or a listening ear. Don’t judge her or put her down - help her get back on her way to greatness! Watch out for your sisters and take good care of them.