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‘People are like cities: We all have alleys and gardens and secret rooftops and places where daisies sprout between the sidewalk cracks, but most of the time all we let each other see is a postcard glimpse of a skyline or a polished square. Love lets you find those hidden places in another person, even the ones they didn’t know were there, even the ones they wouldn’t have thought to call beautiful themselves.’

Hilary J. Smith – Wild Awake

I thought this quote was lovely and so very true. The grassy verges and alleyways in ourselves that we overlook could be the monuments and skyscrapers to others. What we see in ourselves and what others see in us can be vastly different.

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