i want to cry for the rest of my life
We have to consciously study how to be tender with each other until it becomes a habit.
|—||Audre Lorde (via beatboxgoesthump)|
me: I'll have a coke
waiter: is pepsi okay?
me: do you have a
coke I want a coke?
waiter: we don't have we only have only pepsi there's no coke no
me: I want a
pepsi: sorry we only there's no only coke
We live in a world made up more of story than stuff. We are creatures of memory more than reminders, of love more than likes. Being attentive to the needs of others might not be the point of life, but it is the work of life. It can be messy, and painful, and almost impossibly difficult. But it is not something we give. It is what we get in exchange for having to die.
|—||Jonathan Safran Foer, in the Opinion section of today’s New York Times|