obsessed with words, pictures, feelings.
i laugh too loudly and cry too easily.
and i skate like a broken zamboni.
I watched my peers, and my friends, and the ones who were older than me, and I’d watch how miserable some of them were. I listened to them telling me that they couldn’t envisage a world where they did what they’ve always wanted to do anymore — because now they had to earn a certain amount every month just to keep where they were. They couldn’t go and do the things that mattered, and that they’d really wanted to do, and that seemed as big a tragedy as any problem or failure.
— Neil Gaiman, addressing the University of the Arts Class of 2012
It took me so long to do so many important things. It’s just hard to accept that I spent so many years being less happy than I could have been. Jim was five feet from my desk and it took me four years to get to him. It’d be great if people saw this documentary and learned from my mistakes. Not that I’m a tragic person. I’m really happy now.
But it would just — just make my heart soar if someone out there saw this and she said to herself, “Be strong. Trust yourself. Love yourself. Conquer your fears — just go after what you want. And act fast, because life just isn’t that long.”
— Pam Beesly-Halpert, The Office finale
i’m going to use this as my phone background! Awesome picture, looks like great weather! (Unlike here, we’re expecting an inch or two of snow tonight…..)
They were two peas in a pod, heads and tails and noughts and crosses.
— from “The Land of Decoration,” Grace McCleen
tessa in sweater(s) with bag