Anonymously tell me your honest opinion about me. I can’t reply, just publish.
It wasn’t that I forgot Hanna. But at a certain point the memory of her stopped accompanying me wherever I went. She stayed behind, the way a city stays behind as a train pulls out of the station. It’s there, somewhere behind you, and you could go back and make sure of it. But why should you?
Now I do as I please and lie through my teeth
Someone might get hurt, but it won’t be me
I should probably feel cheap but I just feel free…
And a little bit empty
It comes to me in fragments,
even those still split in two.
Under the leaves of that old lime tree
I stood examining the fruit.
Some were ripe and some were rotten,
I felt nauseous with the truth.
There will never be a time more opportune
“Lime Tree” ~ Bright Eyes
To come home from another home is a weird feeling, because people expect you to be the person you were when you left, and that’s impossible. You expect things to be exactly the same as when you left, and that’s impossible. Maybe it’s impossible to even truly come home once you’ve gone away because of those changes. Coming home is strange, because now that place is just a tiny bit less of a home.
The decision to be positive is not one that disregards or belittles sadness that exists. It is rather a conscious choice to focus on the good and to cultivate happiness - genuine happiness. Happiness is not a limited resource. When we devote our energy and time to trivial matters and choose to stress over things that ultimately are insignificant, from that point, we perpetuate our own sadness and lose sight of the things that really make us happy and rationalize our way out of doing amazing things.
“Perhaps, when we remember wars, we should take off our clothes and paint ourselves blue and go on all fours all day long and grunt like pigs. That would surely be more appropriate than noble oratory and shows of flags and well-oiled guns.” — Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle
I can’t keep the emptiness from taking over. Its like a slow implosion, every part of me caves in upon itself until I feel small and alone.
What’s worse is I can anticipate it. I can feel it creeping in.
But I can’t reason myself out of feelings. I can’t make myself feel better.
Life is no way to treat an animal.
Leonardo DiCaprio tried to make fun of his character with the line “I will just wait here”, when in fact that line wasn’t originally scripted. Everyone started laughing and James Cameron said that the line was “Too funny” to ignore it.
Not funny enough for an oscar.
You’re going to hell for that
Nobody puts baby in a corner!
I saw that bench.