"Let’s talk for a little while, then we can find each other and start falling in love. Let’s spend the years together, finding things to love and eating good food. Let’s get married and dance to our favorite song, maybe You will laugh at how badly I dance, yet, You will love the willingness I have to learn. Let’s get groceries, ride bikes and just enjoy the simple things in life. Let’s be spontaneous and put all our belongings in the car and drive to the coast. Let’s be surprised by the joy of children and live to raise them right. Let’s live each day, falling in love all over again. Let’s be together in our old age, laughing at the frustration of our youth. Let’s kiss each other goodnight, so that we do not forget the power of a kiss. Let’s never forget what we have, and let’s never forget who we are, for we are learning each and everyday to be in love."
"When I was a girl, my life was music that was always getting louder. Everything moved me. A dog following a stranger. That made me feel so much. A calendar that showed the wrong month. I could have cried over it. I did. Where the smoke from a chimney ended. How an overturned bottle rested at the edge of a table. I spent my life learning to feel less. Every day I felt less. Is that growing old? Or is it something worse? You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness."
"I’m afraid I’ll never finish college. I’m afraid I’ll finish college with student loans I can never pay back. I’m afraid I’ll get a degree and won’t be able to find a job in that field. I’m afraid I’ll get a degree, get the job I dreamed of, and hate it."
A Mental Illness Happy Hour listener whose list of fears matches mine four for four. (via erfisperf)
"Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear."