While friends, family and fans of Oscar Pistorius, double amputee and Olympian, cheered at news of his release on bail, news of his grisly deed – the shooting of his girlfriend four times from outside the bathroom – has left the rest of the world reeling in shock. To see yet another inspirational hero fall was disappointing, but perhaps, it is about time the world stopped mistaking achievement for character.
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We do not know what love is; we love anyways.
I fall in love with people’s passion. The way their eyes light up when they talk about the thing they love and the way they fill with light.
— (via eleuther0mania)
Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
— Willliam Ross Wallace (via myquotelibrary)