When I die
don’t you dare cry,
not even a single tear
should ever fall down
your perfect face.
When I die
I want you to smile
I want you to rejoice
I want a party thrown
at my funeral
because I’ll finally be
"Failure is everywhere. It’s just that most of the time we’d rather avoid confronting that fact."
Oliver Burkeman, Happiness Is a Glass Half Empty
"But, in certain cases, carrying on, merely continuing, is superhuman."
"Somewhere in his body—perhaps in the marrow of his bones—he would continue to feel her absence."
Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman: 24 Stories
"I couldn’t be with people and I didn’t want to be alone. Suddenly my perspective whooshed and I was far out in space, watching the world. I could see millions and millions of people, all slotted into their lives; then I could see me—I’d lost my place in the universe. It had closed up and there was nowhere for me to be. I was more lost than I had known it was possible for any human being to be."
"I am jealous of your bedsheets— the ones you wrap yourself in over and over when you are unreasonably cold for the season. I am jealous of the people who get to pass by you in the metro and who will never know your name. They don’t know that they are lucky, that their shoulders touch someone wonderful and generous and kind, someone who makes all of this worth it. I can’t expect everyone to know you, and yet I wish they did. I wish they could. I see people honored with awards and galas and cash prizes, but have any of them ever kissed someone on the forehead and made them feel as though they are good enough just the way they are? I hope so. There should be an award for that."
Thought Catalog, I Want To Run Away With You
"Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, “Where have I gone wrong?” Then a voice says to me, “This is going to take more than one night."
Charles M. Schulz