16 6 / 2014
"Even if you come home late and I’m already asleep, just whisper in my ear one little thought you had today. Because I love the way you look at the world. And I’m so happy I get to be next to you and look at the world through your eyes."
16 6 / 2014
"If I were to have children, I’d want the cliché expectations for them that most of us seem to possess – I’d want them to have the opportunities that I did not.
I want to see the world one day, and I want them to travel alongside me. Yes, I’ll gladly tolerate the whining about long plane rides and relentless turbulence, because shortly after, their eyes will light up as they come across places they have never been. They’ll be jumping on hotel beds with excitement and taking pictures in front of odd buildings that will one day mean more to them than they’ll know at the moment.
I won’t make them play instruments and sports if they don’t wish to, but I’ll want to make sure their imaginations never stop thriving and that their bodies stay active. That’s what museums, parks, and camping trips are for.
If my children were to ever misbehave [which I’m sure they will if they’re anything like I was], I’ll make a silent oath to always keep my words three steps ahead of my hands, because I never want to be the reason they flinch when someone’s hands move towards them.
And if my children were to fall in love, I’d hope that they never try to seek my consent, but harness and realize my better judgement if I sense that the love they seek is only seeking to love them any less than entirely."
10 6 / 2014
"There are three things I want you to learn how to say.
“I love you”
and don’t just say it as an empty phrase,
say it with feeling,
say it to every person who comes to mind when you think of those three little words.
I know it’s scary,
I know it’s difficult,
but open yourself up
and shout it.
don’t say it under your breath,
when you love someone,
whether platonically or romantically,
it deserves to be shouted from every rooftop.
There will be some people in your life
that come in and just wreck everything,
they mess up your plans,
they hurt you,
and make you feel less than what you are,
so please learn how to say goodbye to them.
But I also want you to learn how to say goodbye
to even the people you want to stay.
not everyone stays,
and saying goodbye is like setting someone free,
and it won’t always come easy,
and it won’t always come without heartbreak,
but not everyone stays,
and it will do you a world of good to learn how to tell them
“I am worth it.”
there will be waves of sorrow in your life,
and you will feel as if you were the sand that the tide carries away,
you will feel as if it carries away your worth
it will feel like you are the left over rubble of a building
that had been burned down,
and you will feel less,
but please learn to say these words.
say them in the mirror when you have just woken up,
say them when your lover turns their back on you,
say them when you are opening up the refrigerator
and please, believe them.
You are more than sand that can just be washed away,
and you are more than just a few pieces of broken cement,
you are worth it."
08 6 / 2014
"Don’t get drunk and tell me that you love me, if you’re going to act like you don’t when you’re sober."