12th February 2013

“They say that every snowflake is different. If that were true, how could the world go on? How could we ever get up off our knees? How could we ever recover from the wonder of it?”

Jeanette Winterson, The Passion

This is something I came across a long time ago, and when I read it, it made me feel massively insignificant. For me, it highlighted just a tiny part of the wonder that is found in this world; it eludes to something so intelligent and constructed and complex. A simple thing, like a snowflake, can stand for something so awe-filled.

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20th January 2012

“The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.”

Arthur Schopenhauer

I have been stuck in my room at uni for about three days thanks to the snow, uni shutting down and to revision. I felt myself going a little insane earlier (I guess that’s what 72 hours of linguistics does to you) so I went out for a long walk in the snow to try and retain some of my sanity.