when you’re wrapping presents and the scissors glide
"Well, it’s true that I have been hurt in my life. Quite a bit. But it’s also true that I have loved, and been loved and that carries a weight of its own. A greater weight, in my opinion. It’s like that pie chart we talked about earlier, in the end, I’ll look back on my life and see that the greatest piece of it was love. The problems, the divorces, the sadness… those will be there too, but just smaller slivers, tiny pieces."
"I just want to be me—I just want to be useful and… content. I want to stop wondering if I’ll ever feel whole and just be whole. I want to have a purpose, one that I can look at without feeling like I’m less than I was."
"It’s sad, but life is full of sudden goodbyes."
"Some do drugs, others go out for a run, but at the end we’re all just searching for that tiny space, perhaps a hole, that gives us shelter from the terrible reality of the world."