“There’s a tremendous difference between alone and lonely. You could be lonely in a group of people. I like being alone. I like eating by myself. I go home at night and just watch a movie or hang out with my dog. I have to exert myself and really say, oh God, I’ve got to see my friends ‘cause I’m too content being by myself.” -Drew Barrymore
"Some people are good at being in love. Some people are good at love. Two very different things, I think. Being in love is the romantic part—sex all the time, midday naps in the sheets, the jokes, the laughs, the fun, long conversations with no pauses, overwhelming separation anxiety … Just the best sides of both people, you know? But love begins when the excitement of being in love starts to fade: the stress of life sets in, the butterflies disappear, the sex becomes a chore, the tears, the sadness, the arguments, the cattiness … The worst parts of both people. But if you still want that person by your side through all of those things … that’s when you know—that’s when you know you’re good at love."
Don’t just be someone he respects part time! I think the issue today is accessibility. I genuinely believe that people used to be more content because their options didn’t span the entire world via the Internet and things didn’t move as quickly. Nowadays everyone wants immediate gratification and they can get exactly that by feeding their egos and allowing another to stroke it. It makes them feel good to know a side piece will always be there when the going gets tough with the “main.” It really speaks volumes about a person if they need to entertain “others” to feel good about themselves. Weak. It takes a strong person to avoid temptation. But just like everything in life, it’s a test. If a person isn’t enough for you, just move on. Be honest.
This is Clark. He has been the only bright spot in the hell called “trying to get my car registered in the state of Georgia.” After being led down a slippery slope full of conniving car mechanics trying to rob me of my money, charm, and childlike faith, Clark stepped in and told me he wanted to protect me from the baddies of the emissions industry. I agreed on one condition: he and I would no longer be Clark and Hannah. We would step into the arena as Peeta and Katniss. He had no idea what I was talking about but I could see the fight in his eyes as he said to me, “we are going to do this. We are in this together.” We set out. I kept our alliance fueled through trips to Chick-fil-A. He sent me off into the world to drive enough miles to pass my emissions test. And pass, we did. We obliterated the check engine light, reset the system, and killed that emissions test. I know we made our district proud. Together, Peeta (Clark) and I celebrated with a selfie and a small dance party to Alicia Keys “Girl on Fire” (per my insistence). The moral of the story: getting your emissions tested is dumb. Being the bright spot in someone else’s day isn’t. Choose people. And live cool stories.
I thought this story was beautiful. I want you all to find Hannah Here
"Hot coffee and cold winter mornings are two of the best soul mates who ever did find each other."
"We assume others show love the same way we do — and if they don’t, we worry it’s not there."