The scariest goddamn thing that has ever come out of my mouth is “I love you.” Because when I tell people I love them, I’m telling them I need them, the way I need blood pumped to my heart and a little sunshine in the middle of winter, they are essential to myself and my happiness. When and if that person disappears out of my life, that part of me that was essentially theirs and ours has to stumble into a cave somewhere and hibernate for awhile until it can roll back over and put up with all of this shit. Being strong and independent is easy. Admitting that you need takes real and more elusive courage.
― Comment from #190: The Sandwich Means “I Love You”: A Valentine. | Captain Awkward (via brutereason)
Look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on earth filled with glory.
― Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (via observando)