She doesn’t do it a lot, but when she insists on reading something out loud to me. It’s cute.
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.
You’re only bonding over brokenness, you’re laying your dirty laundry on the table of the first date and calling it intimacy.
The phrasing, “I’m dead,” “I can’t,” “slay me,” meant they liked something, and were overwhelmingly happy. All of their compliments revolved around death or other tragedies befalling them.
“Discovering this, [that you suffer only from yourself], the mind becomes whole: the split between I and me, man and the world, the ideal and the real, comes to an end.
I think we hold on tightest to the things that aren’t meant for us because at some level, we know they aren’t really ours. We’re always seeking the love we know we don’t have. We’re always trying to prove the things that are not entirely self-evident.
The next time you see someone greeting a little girl, pay attention to what they say to her.
When people say “let it go,” you assume they imply, “forget about it,” but they never tell you that you can’t forget a feeling, especially when they crop up without any prompt at all. It’s just a matter of dealing with them which you sometimes do in ways people won’t and can’t understand.
1. What “debt” actually means. What your minimum monthly payment will be in comparison to your take-home salary.