Watch a ridiculous but perfect T.V. show like Gossip Girl or One Tree Hill. Catch yourself reciting the lines. Wish the show had never ended.
It’s insulting to think that you think I want to be this way, and I’m simply making a choice not to improve.
If I could write you to permanence, I would write all the words I should have told you before you walked away, before I left, before time and fate took their turns.
Arrive home. Collapse into a pile. Pour yourself some red wine. You deserve it. Ponder what to eat for dinner. Realize you can’t afford take out again. Maybe frozen pizza? You ate the last one a few days ago. Lay down for just one second. You will figure it out.
Mothers are expected to be able to do it all (and do it well), and Marlo isn’t an exception. Except, well, it’s kind of unrealistic when you think about it.
Ten months later you’ll be sitting on the cold floor of your apartment, the one with all the happy warm memories, and you’ll ask yourself what happened.
I used to fall for the boys with lifted trucks because it made me feel something, it made me feel alive in a town that was so dead.
The first time you do something kind for someone who cannot repay you is the first time you realize that giving love will bring you infinitely more joy than trying to receive love. You can still be generous even when you have little.
Record a hilarious YouTube video for absolutely no reason.
She was in the middle of a really funny story when Daddy grabbed her and dragged her across the lawn. The other children cheered as Daddy slipped a noose on Clara and threw the other end of the rope over a tree branch.