You need to go back to bed.
She scrambled on top of me, sitting Indian-style on my shins, and before I could stop her, the girl leaned in an planted another kiss on me, her hands clasping the sides of my head. I was almost too tired to do anything about it, but managed to grab her shoulders and pull her away.
"You need to go back to bed."
"You don’t think I’m pretty?"
She was inches from my face, really squinting, as if it were a section of a globe she’d never closely inspected before, an ocean filled with strings of unnamed islands.
— Night Film | Marisha Pessl
"The girl gave the most premium of hugs—skinny arms clamped around your neck like zip ties, bony knees bumping against yours. It was like she was trying to get an indelible impression of you to take away with her forever."
Night Film | Marisa Pessl
#the best hugs
"I miss him every single day," she said. "I hate how the people who really get you are the ones you can never hold on to for very long. And the ones who don’t understand you at all stick around. Ever noticed that?"
Night Film | Marisha Pessl
If you feel overwhelmed, breathe. It will calm you and release the tensions.
If you are worried about something coming up, or caught up in something that already happened, breathe. It will bring you back to the present.
If you are moving too fast, breathe. It will remind you to slow down, and enjoy life more.
Breathe, and enjoy each moment of this life. They’re too fleeting and few to waste.
— Leo Babauta
"Very few people understand the purely subjective nature of the phenomenon that we call love, or how it creates, so to speak, a fresh, a third, a supplementary person whom the world knows by the same name, a person most of whose constituent elements are derived from oneself, the lover."
Marcel Proust — Remembrance of Things Past
"How odd I can have all this inside me and to you it’s just words."