pros of turning 18: can legally do the stuff i already do
cons of turning 18: no longer the dancing queen
"I choose you. And I’ll choose you, over and over and over. Without pause, without a doubt, in a heartbeat. I’ll keep choosing you."
"Do not weep when your daughter first learns the word “pretty.”
Weep when she discovers how to spell it backwards until
the word “ugly” is the only shape her mouth knows.
But do not blame yourself. Teach her how to forget it.
Because when she tells you her skin is the
crumbs of an old language no one wants to learn,
her body left in pieces instead of at peace
after wars no one should ever have to fight,
tell her that “ugly” is a four-letter adjective
her name should never wear. Say to her that her spine
isn’t supposed to be a piano for boys to play sonatas on,
that the king vertebra of our spines isn’t called Atlas for no reason.
So the next time your daughter says
she isn’t pretty, do not say she is only that. Say this:
there’s nothing wrong with wits."
having “feelings” is ruining my reputation of being a heartless bitch
"You don’t measure love in time. You measure love in transformation. Sometimes the longest connections yield very little growth, while the briefest of encounters change everything. The heart doesn’t wear a watch - it’s timeless. It doesn’t care how long you know someone. It doesn’t care if you had a 40 year anniversary if there is no juice in the connection. What the heart cares about is resonance. Resonance that opens it, resonance that enlivens it, resonance that calls it home. And when it finds it, the transformation begins…"