Happiness is a small consideration and seems of little value. I feel a joy beyond joy in the midst of my sorrow, and what I feel while suffering is far beyond contentment – beyond peace – it is something nameless which approaches the divine… In agony, in torment, in despair, through burning tears, I thank heaven that I am suffering, because through the purifying fire of sorrow I shall see the ideal, and I see God. I repudiate ordinary happiness. I want martyrdom and sacrifice, I want something greater than human happiness!

~Anais Nin


About little wren

I am an introvert and dreamer; a wanderer and seeker.
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