“Stories are for joining the past to the future. Stories are for those late hours in the night when you can’t remember how you got from where you were to where you are. Stories are for eternity, when memory is erased, when there is nothing to remember except the story.”—Happy Birthday, Tim O’Brien, born 1 October 1946 (via amandaonwriting)
I haven’t blogged in such a long time I don’t even know what I should write. I guess upon reflection of this year, I should talk about the change that has happened. They were drastic so to speak, shocking in a way. Many things fundamentally had no way of making sense in an instant. Many views couldn’t be altered immediately with my willing consent. I watched as certain things lose its meaning and witnessed certain things make sense in my life that never has before. Nothing has ever been so chaotic in a way I sort of enjoyed it while I was in panic. Nothing felt right yet nothing felt so wrong that I lived so miserably. I guess that’s a goog thing after all.
“I hope that someday, somebody wants to hold you for twenty minutes straight, and that’s all they do. They don’t pull away. They don’t look at your face. They don’t try to kiss you. All they do is wrap you up in their arms, without an ounce of selfishness in it.”—Jenna, Waitress (via connotativewords)
“I’m actually the most tired and the most desperate in wanting to talk to you when you’re not there. I don’t know how I continue to be friends with you when the insecurities increase and the feeling of safety slowly disappears.”—
“It’s entirely conceivable that life’s splendor surrounds us all, and always in its complete fullness, accessible but veiled, beneath the surface, invisible, far away. But there it lies—not hostile, not reluctant, not deaf. If we call it by the right word, by the right name, then it comes. This is the essence of magic, which doesn’t create but calls.”—Kafka (via kari-shma)
We were friends back then. I know it was a long long time. The time we actually laughed so hard and yet never cared if people will look at us. We had that conversation about growing old together. We told each other thanks for just being with each other’s side.