“I like too many things and get all confused and hung-up running from one falling star to another till i drop. This is the night, what it does to you. I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.”—Jack Kerouac (via reasontobelieve)
I feel like I should write some big reflection to wrap up my first year of college,
but I really can’t. Everything I start to say, every paragraph I try and write, it just isn’t enough. I didn’t know who I was at the beginning of this year, and I still don’t really. But I’m closer and I’m stronger and I’m happier. I’ve met people that I’ll never forget, and lost people I thought would always be there. My parents are finally splitting up, which has been a long time coming, but still aches more than I’d like to admit. I have so much to give right now.
Summer is so close, everything will be so different. I wish I could express how much these new friendships mean to me right now. I wish I could find the words to wrap all this up, but I don’t think they exist.
And the questions can’t be answered easily But I want it to be easy
So nod your head if the plans have changed Shake it, love, if they’ve stayed the same Smile at me and I will stay Start to cry and I’ll go away Just, please, Ddn’t leave me guessing
So you made me come, then you sent me away Like a messenger bird So I circled the earth, Bbown away in the wind But I always returned With some new little song Some sad story to tell Of a brief love affair, with a girl I compared to you And she failed
You said you don’t want me to beg Then said “Get down on your knees,” 'Cause you knew that I would If I’d do any good Satisfying your needs”
You want more tattoos? Work at a nursing home as a nursing assistant...and you won't. The human body is so beautiful (especially you), it pains me when people want to cover it up, pierce it, scar it, simply because they are bored. You want to be more beautiful and less bored? Learn a language, volunteer, hang out with new friends. Sure, tattoos can be interesting, but not as a permanent fixture on your body (unless they have a really special meaning)
The human body is beautiful, and I think that meaningful tattoos add to the beauty. I don’t want to get tattoos out of boredom, the two I have mean a large amount to me. I do volunteer, and I do spend time with friends, and I’m not bored with life. And when I’m old and wrinkly, I’ll be content with wrinkly tattoos, because they’ll still hold meaning, and there’s something lovely about having them with you forever, and tattoos changing with you, even if they won’t look perfect. Thank you for the compliment that was tucked in there though.
“raShe looked hungrily ahead of her and spoke into space rather than to anyone in the car ‘I would like a little of her sunshine to soak into my soul. I would like that alot’”—Zora Neale Hurston, Drenched in Light
“As evening fell, she played the piano and he smoked, listening to her until he felt his bones go soft and the happiness envelope him like a blanket and obliterate the nightmares of the past”—An Act of Vengeance, Isabel Allende