Now we realize the people who most effortlessly “fit in” were only the ones who were most willing to sacrifice themselves. Now we realize that being “cool” wasn’t a desirable thing, not the way we defined it — but we saw no other choice.
I don’t ask you to love me always like this, but I ask you to remember. Somewhere inside of me there will always be the person I am tonight.
No feeling is final, but each moment is.
Numbness isn’t only nothingness. It’s also trying to pick and choose what you feel. Numbness is it’s own kind of pain, you’re just less aware that it’s hurting you while it’s doing far more damage than anything real ever could.
Kayla: My first high school boyfriend and I were at homecoming together, and I wanted to “dirty dance” (grind, ugh) with him during my favorite song, Nelly’s “Hot In Herre.” It turns out that we were grinding right next to…
Too often we try to scare suicidal people into not killing themselves — or we ignore the issue altogether. Neither solves the problem. Neither does the work that has to be done. But both leave them to do whatever that work is by themselves.
Learn to say: I respect you and like you as a person but the paths we are do not harmonize and I don’t believe in changing your tune when it’s genuine so I’d like to continue to go our separate ways.
She doesn’t do it a lot, but when she insists on reading something out loud to me. It’s cute.
You should rise and say “this is who I am, even if you’ll crucify me for it,” in the very way so many religious and political and social idols and icons have, (even if their fans and followers are the very ones who will do the crucifying.)
You’re only bonding over brokenness, you’re laying your dirty laundry on the table of the first date and calling it intimacy.