[A white fortune cookie paper with blue text. Front: You will soon emerge victorious from the maze you’ve been traveling in. Lucky Numbers 23, 14, 5, 46, 52, 31 Back: On time, Chinese text 及 (jí) 时 (shí)]
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“We have the answer!”
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if i wasn’t there tomorrow, would anybody care?
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All this hurrying from place to place won’t bring you any relief, for you’re traveling in the company of your own emotions, followed by your troubles all the way.
Seneca, Moral Letters to Lucilius
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Female members of the IRA during The Troubles in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Troubles was a period of conflict in Northern Ireland involving republican and loyalist paramilitaries, the British security forces, and civil rights groups. Over 3,500 people were killed between 1968 and 2001 - almost 2,000 of which were citizens.
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Love and compassion are what we must strive to cultivate in ourselves, extending their boundaries all the way to limitlessness. Indiscriminating, spontaneous, unlimited love and compassion are possible even towards someone who has done harm to us—our enemy.
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“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all”
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Storms make oaks take deeper root.
George Herbert, poet (b. 3 April 1593)
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from the weight
of all the sadness
in my heart
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Everlasting misfortune does have one blessing, that it ends up toughening those whom it constantly afflicts.
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ok calm down
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All troubles come to an end when the ego dies.
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Tell me 'bout all the freaky secrets, all them troubles that you got on your mind
Chris Brown - Tempo
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Don McCullin, Gangs of Boys Escaping CS Gas Fired by British soldiers, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, 1971
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‘Northern Ireland Troubles 1969′, Photos by Akihito Okamura
Work is currently on display at the Barbican centre as part of ‘Strange and Familiar’ exhibition curated by Martin Parr
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The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
Sophocles (featured in our 15-book giveaway)
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