World by Santayana 

by Esmat

“The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is shot through with beauty, with love, with glints of courage and laughter; and in these, the spirit blooms timidly, and struggles to the light amid the thorns.” – George Santayana

This quote is on a magnet -the sort you find sticked on the back of a refrigerator door- hung on the top right corner of my mirror in my dorm. I read it everyday when I wax my hair. Beautiful words they are. They make sense now more than ever.