It’s true, you are terrible at a lot of things. But there are a couple of things that nobody else does as well as you do. It drives me bananas that you will throw yourself away completely because of one or two things that you think are wrong about you. That’s what breaks my heart. You got to ignore those and lean towards the things that make you like yourself. Forget everything else. Fake it. Fake your way upwards.
By Matt Berninger, Mistaken for Strangers (documentary)
You are so afraid without concrete answers, but these in-betweens are always what you look back on and wish you had enjoyed more. Make your lists, but give yourself your days. Don’t donate all of it to worries. A positive mind will make all of the difference. Be easier on yourself, dumdum.
Handwritten reminders at the bottom of my to-do list from May.
To see and feel one’s beloved naked for the first time is one of life’s pure, irreducible epiphanies. If there is a true religion in the universe, it must include that truth of contact or be forever hollow. To make love to the one true person who deserves that love is one of the few absolute rewards of being a human being, balancing all of the pain, loss, awkwardness, loneliness, idiocy, compromise, and clumsiness that go with the human condition. To make love to the right person makes up for a lot of mistakes.
By Dan Simmons, The Rise of Endymion (via observando)