We are all in the gutter


I don’t love him but he’s here and you aren’t.

It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.
- Chuck Palahniuk, Diary

Let me tell you a few things about regret…There is no end to it. You cannot find the beginning of the chain that brought us from there to here. Should you regret the whole chain, and the air in between, or each link separately as if you could uncouple them? Do you regret the beginning which ended so badly, or just the ending itself?
- Janet Fitch, White Oleander (via splitterherzen)

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One of my favorite versions of you is the one I wake up next to, while you’re still sleeping soundly. You look so childlike - peaceful, calm, and innocent. You float along, your troubles far away. And I love your thick, messy hair, and the relaxed arch of your eyebrows. I love your slightly opened mouth, with those soft, rarely smirkless, baby lips. And your dark silk lashes - intertwined ribbons loosely wound around closed eyes. And your skin is softer than ever, without tensed up muscles underneath.

There’s something so especially charming about the vulnerability that comes with the way you sleep. It is a time where neither your muscles nor your wit matter, for no amount of strength or smarts can hide who you really are. And for just a few moments, you are weightless. You control nothing - not your subconscious thoughts, your movements, or the look on your face. And sometimes, I bury my fingers in your hair, and you smile. And sometimes, I push my body against yours, and you squeeze. And I don’t take this to mean that you love me, but simply that you’re happy. And even though all of the weight and worries of the world might come back to you once you wake, if I can watch you sleep so soundly, I can confidently believe that you’ll be okay.

Friendship is a lot rarer than love because there’s nothing in it for anyone.
- Matthew Weiner

You ruined me and I apologized.

In the end there doesn’t have to be anyone who understands you. There just has to be someone who wants to.
- Robert Brault  (via feellng)

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Don’t let go too soon, but don’t hang on too long.
- Morrie Schwartz