janet fitch said,
"always learn poems by heart. they have to become the marrow in your bones. like fluoride in the water, they’ll make your soul impervious to the world’s soft decay."
lexi, jonathan, and i are watching band of brothers together. i love when my little brother stops being the sixteen year old that he is and actually hangs out with me. it’s nice.
the black keys- things ain’t like they used to be
christopher moore said,
children see magic because they look for it.
so often we try to make other people feel better by minimizing their pain, by telling them that it will get better (which it will) or that there are worse things in the world (which there are). but that’s not what i actually needed. what i actually needed was for someone to tell me that it hurt because it mattered.
i have found this very useful to think about over the years, and i find that it is a lot easier and more bearable to be sad when you aren’t constantly berating yourself for being sad."