Republic of J.

We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat.

It’s just luck, I suppose. Good luck if you make it, bad luck if you don’t.

It’s just luck, I suppose. Good luck if you make it, bad luck if you don’t.

Pain is temporary. Pride is forever.

Pain is temporary. Pride is forever.

Trust the vibes you get, energy does not lie.

Trust the vibes you get, energy does not lie.

Hang in there and the storm will pass, and eventually life will settle down again

Hang in there and the storm will pass, and eventually life will settle down again

So what? You failed your finals. You gained some weight. So what? You’re single again. You lost your job. So what? What now? You live. You try again. That’s what.

So what? You failed your finals. You gained some weight. So what? You’re single again. You lost your job. So what? What now? You live. You try again. That’s what.

Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.
For a moment, I felt like I wanted to cry. It passed.

For a moment, I felt like I wanted to cry. It passed.

At this point it’s all a matter of controlling everything on my end. I know the gun is going to do its job. I need to make sure I do mine.
Learn to trust the journey even when you do not understand it.

Learn to trust the journey even when you do not understand it.

It’s the sort of thing that if it has to be explained, you’re not going to understand.

It’s the sort of thing that if it has to be explained, you’re not going to understand.

The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.

The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.

I sometimes think that people’s hearts are like deep wells. Nobody knows what’s at the bottom. All you can do is imagine by what comes floating to the surface every once in a while.

I sometimes think that people’s hearts are like deep wells. Nobody knows what’s at the bottom. All you can do is imagine by what comes floating to the surface every once in a while.

And God said ‘Love Your Enemy.’ And I obeyed him and loved myself.

And God said ‘Love Your Enemy.’ And I obeyed him and loved myself.

Something had brought the old feeling back, the creepy-crawly sensation on the back of his skin, like something was blowing on the hairs there, the one that told him to turn around and look real hard again at things.

Something had brought the old feeling back, the creepy-crawly sensation on the back of his skin, like something was blowing on the hairs there, the one that told him to turn around and look real hard again at things.