With chronic illness you always have to have an escape plan for any commitment, and it sucks because you don’t want people to know that cancelling plans is forever at the back of your mind, but it’s simply an unavoidable part of being chronically and unpredictably unwell. I think that’s why I have such a great fear of obligations, because with chronic illness it’s vital that you have a way out of things, and you feel physically and mentally trapped if you don’t.
(noun) This wonderful, untranslatable German word describes the feeling of homesickness for a far away land, a place you have never visited. Do not confuse this with the english word, wanderlust; Fernweh is much more profound, it is the feeling of an unsatisfied urge to escape and discover new places, almost a sort of sadness. You miss a place you have never experienced, as opposed to lusting over it or desiring it like wanderlust. You are seeking freedom and self-discovery, but not a particular home. (via dietcrackcocaine)
"We often forget that WE ARE NATURE. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves."
Andy Goldsworthy (via burjer-joint)