It's amazing the things you notice. Like the corner of his collar that was coming undone, like he was from a poor family and couldn't afford new shirts. That's all I could see. The whole world was that unraveled piece of fabric. It's such a lie that you should do what's in your heart. If we all did what was in our hearts, the world would come to a halt.
See, there's thinking about him, right? Which is what I do. All the time. It's like an obsession. It keeps me going. Like I need that to get through the day because it's an obsession. And if you make it real-it's not the same. It's not yours anymore. So I don't know what to do, because maybe if I ruin it tonight, maybe I'd be better off just having the fantasy...
Sometimes people fill their minds with the stupidest things to keep themselves from thinking about things that are really important.
If I Had My Life To Live Over: I’d dare to make more mistakes next time. I’d relax, I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I would eat more ice cream and less beans. I would perhaps have more actual troubles, but I’d have fewer imaginary ones. You see, I’m one of those people who lives sensibly and sanely, hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I’ve had my mo0ments, and if I had it to do over again, I’d have more of them. In fact, I’d try to have nothing else, just moments, one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each day. I’ve been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a raincoat, and a parachute. If I had to do it again, I would travel lighter than I have. If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies.
I was there when she told him that in all her 13 years no boy had ever loved her and that it was a pity to leave this world without knowing love.
I may know the word, but not say it. I may know the truth, but not face it. I may hear a sound, a whisper, sacred and profound, but turn my head, indifferent. I may know the word, but not say it. I may love the fruit, but not taste it. I may know the way, to comfort and to soothe a worried face, but fold my hands, indifferent...I may know the word, but not say it. This may be the time, but I might waste it. This may be the hour, something move me something prove me wrong, before night comes, with indifference.
There's a big world out there. Bigger than prom, bigger than high school, and it won't matter if you were the prom queen or the quarterback of the football team or the biggest nerd. Find out who you are and try not to be afraid of it.
It's just, when you want, no...when you really need...people to be there for you? They're not..they're like a million miles away. And when you think someone is totally reliable and trustworthy and reliable and you've built your whole...life...around them..and then it turns out they were never that person.
Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.
Today, see if you can stretch your heart and expand your love so that it touches not only those to whom you can give it easily, but also to those who need it so much.