All we are and all we will be is this — a beautiful mess of effort and resilience. We must keep moving and poking at life’s uncertainties. Do not hide.
1. It’s 3 a.m. Everyone in the world (okay, maybe not everyone. But a lot of ones, nonetheless) is not that good at being awake and alone at this time of day.
Lana Del Rey, even with her melancholy vocals and brooding melodies, is far from epitomizing what being sad really is.
Distractions are good, but don’t get lost and forget about the important things.
20. I want you to be supportive.
No shame in clipping a nurse with a paper airplane you throw over your father’s hospital bed. Do whatever you need to do to take care of yourself.
I saw the world clearly, but it was older, more remote, and there was an unshakeable sadness that pervaded my thoughts.
It’s in our nature to make mistakes. There are few things a person can do to cause irreparable damage to either themselves or others.
I love you like I love plane rides in the dark, like I love the first song that made me cry. I love you like all the sunsets I’ve ever seen, and so much more than all these things.
9. Telling someone of their passing never gets easier or any less awkward. People’s pity is such an awkward thing to handle.