saint augustine

"It feels like a precious womb. Like a heartbreak you won't let go of, because it hurts too good. We all want things to stay the same. We settle for living in misery because we're afraid of change, of things crumbling to ruins... But then I look around at this place, and the chaos it's endured — the way that it's been adapted, burned, pillaged, then found a way to build itself back up again. And I was reassured. Maybe my life hasn't been so chaotic, it's just the world that is; and the only real trap is getting attached to any of it. 

Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation... We must always be prepared for endless waves of transformation." – Eat Pray Love (2010)