"The heaviest of burdens crushes us, we sink beneath it, it pins us to the ground.  But in love poetry of every age, the woman longs to be weighed down by the man’s body. The heaviest of burdens is therefore simultaneously an image of life’s most intense fulfillment. The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become.  Conversely, the absolute absence of burden causes man to be lighter than air, to soar into heights, take leave of the earth and his earthly being, and become only half real, his movements as free as they are insignificant.

What then shall we choose? Weight or lightness?

~ Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

~ Photo: The Approach (by Micah Boy)

kThis post has 18,772 notes
tThis was posted 1 year ago

R
  1. dearpowerlessme reblogged this from worthwhile
  2. once-in-a-blue-luna reblogged this from worthwhile
  3. myskittlesexploded reblogged this from worthwhile
  4. bluenothings reblogged this from worthwhile
  5. theinfinitefreedomoftomorrows reblogged this from ssleepingsickness
  6. 1oo-percent reblogged this from worthwhile
  7. momoiro--hana reblogged this from worthwhile
  8. kikilou22 reblogged this from ssleepingsickness
  9. ssleepingsickness reblogged this from worthwhile
  10. nervouspie reblogged this from worthwhile
  11. photo-princess73 reblogged this from worthwhile
  12. neverland-visitor reblogged this from worthwhile
  13. worthwhile reblogged this from metalhearted
  14. rainbowpanda05 reblogged this from frekls
  15. sreirrab reblogged this from agridoce-mente
  16. a-l-o-h-a-1 reblogged this from delushion
  17. spin-the-record reblogged this from delushion
  18. delushion reblogged this from nostalgient
  19. puru4direction reblogged this from black-rip
  20. fields-of-magic reblogged this from seldom-known
  21. halfaheartus reblogged this from iamnamelessgem
  22. seldom-known reblogged this from magnificc
  23. hunlyworld reblogged this from lostintheyouth-for-ever
  24. ancientatto reblogged this from alicedelice
  25. lolurnotsam reblogged this from silent--soliloquy
  26. discumbobulation reblogged this from g-y-p-s-y-h-e-a-r-t-s
  27. namelessmarlie reblogged this from g-y-p-s-y-h-e-a-r-t-s
  28. live-from-the-soul reblogged this from kiss-tan-love
  29. kamiflage reblogged this from broadens
  30. ewerest reblogged this from g-y-p-s-y-h-e-a-r-t-s
  31. agreatbigworldoutthere reblogged this from broadens
  32. allesnurschallundrauch reblogged this from thetasteofspring
  33. auxillium reblogged this from rnortally
  34. needyoutonightandforever reblogged this from planeado
  35. planeado reblogged this from temadeamor
  36. weall-dazed-n-confuzed reblogged this from g-y-p-s-y-h-e-a-r-t-s
  37. tricialuvjayn reblogged this from nostalgient
  38. sem-atrativos reblogged this from icantbeperfec-t
  39. maxx321 reblogged this from depthinitely