Never apologize for burning too brightly or collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made.
— Tyler Kent White (via allwereallyneedisweed)
Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You’re by no means alone on that score, you’ll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You’ll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn’t education. It’s history. It’s poetry.
— J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (via observando)
As we pause to remember and honor those whose lives were tragically taken from them this day 13 years ago, please keep in mind that it does no good to hold anger towards Muslims. Muslims mourn with this nation, Muslims grieve with this nation, Muslims were among the worst affected group by the attacks of 9/11 because everybody started seeing them differently, negatively.