The Juliet Letters

In Verona, outside Casa di Giulietta (Juliet's house), people leave letters and notes to Juliet Capuleti from Shakespeare. It is with that same heart I write this to you. Be it heard or not, be you real or imagined- it was important for me to simply say.


“The best song wasn’t the single, but you weren’t either” 
–Frank Ocean, “Sweet Life”

“The best song wasn’t the single, but you weren’t either”

–Frank Ocean, “Sweet Life”


“I want so badly to believe
That there is truth, that love is real
And I want life in every word
To the extent that it’s absurd” 
–The Postal Service, “Clark Gable”

“I want so badly to believe

That there is truth, that love is real

And I want life in every word

To the extent that it’s absurd”

–The Postal Service, “Clark Gable”


“It’s not who you are that holds you back, It’s who you think you’re not.” 
–Denis Waitley

“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” 
–Coco Chanel, “The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World’s Most Elegant Woman”

“Every one of them words rang true and glowed like burning coal, pouring off every page like it was written in my soul from me to you” 
–Bob Dylan, “Tangled Up In Blue”

“When the student is ready the Teacher will appear.” 
-The Buddha

“When the student is ready the Teacher will appear.”

-The Buddha

“Some lose all mind and become soul, insane.
Some lose all soul and become mind, intellectual.
Some lose both and become accepted” 
–Charles Bukowski, “Lifedance”

“Some lose all mind and become soul, insane.

Some lose all soul and become mind, intellectual.

Some lose both and become accepted”

–Charles Bukowski, “Lifedance”


“Wisdom is knowing I am nothing,
Love is knowing I am everything,
And between the two my life moves.” 
–Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, “I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj”

“Wisdom is knowing I am nothing,

Love is knowing I am everything,

And between the two my life moves.”

–Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, “I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj”


“There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” 
–Nelson Mandela

“There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”

–Nelson Mandela


“The true measure of a man is not his intelligence or how high he rises in this freak establishment. No, the true measure of a man is this: how quickly can he respond to the needs of others and how much of himself he can give.” 
–Phillip K. Dick, “Our Friends From Frolix 8”

“The true measure of a man is not his intelligence or how high he rises in this freak establishment. No, the true measure of a man is this: how quickly can he respond to the needs of others and how much of himself he can give.”

–Phillip K. Dick, “Our Friends From Frolix 8”



“Cut not the wings of your dreams, for they are the heartbeat and the freedom of your soul.” 
–Flavia

“Cut not the wings of your dreams, for they are the heartbeat and the freedom of your soul.”

–Flavia


“You are the sky- Everything else is just the weather” 
–Pema Chodron, “When Things Fall Apart”

“You are the sky- Everything else is just the weather”

–Pema Chodron, “When Things Fall Apart”

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny” 
-C.S. Lewis

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny”

-C.S. Lewis


“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” 
–Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Considerations by the Way”

“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”

–Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Considerations by the Way”

“There is a certain clinical satisfaction in seeing just how bad things can get.” 
–Sylvia Plath, “The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath”

“There is a certain clinical satisfaction in seeing just how bad things can get.”

–Sylvia Plath, “The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath”