❝You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.❞
Jonathan Safran Foer
Royal Marines Boarding Team conducting training on the upper deck of HMS Kent on the 13th April 2013. Note the L22 Carbines in use.
❝Think before you speak. Read before you think.❞
Frances Ann Lebowitz, The Fran Lebowitz Reader
❝Life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.❞
❝When life wears us down, great fiction gives us back our human shape.❞
Hello friends, I got a dark link sword today
❝I want you. I want your sleepy confused look when you wake up. I want to be the warmth that fills the space in your bed. I want to be the sheets your fingers crave at night; the blanket that wraps around you all night. I want to drink tea with you, share some records we find. I want to talk about everything in the world newspapers. I want to discuss with you, to be stubborn and quick-witted with you. I want to have differences between us. I want your flaws. All of them. I want go into the deepest corners of your mind and never get bored of you. I want to be surprised by the new all the time. I want to look at you like a movie, a living piece of art; always trying to chase what you crave … and capture you.❞
❝I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.❞
Finnish Army soldier on patrol in Afghanistan.