Everything is open. You have an endless amount of possibilities. You have all the choices in the world. All the choices, even if you think you don’t. Even if you think you are stuck. Do something crazy. Wake yourself up. Feel like you are alive. And when you finally feel alive, you should think. Be open minded and think. Think about what it is that you want to do with your life. What it is that you really want to be. Not what you think you should be, not what everybody else says you to be, not what people expect you to be. No, what you want to be. Be innovating. Think outside the box. Invent a new profession. Don’t rule anything out. Don’t cut yourself short by thinking you can’t do something. Be creative. Make your life. Create your future.
"I have noticed that if you look carefully at people’s eyes the first five seconds they look at you, the truth of their feelings will shine through for just an instant before it flickers away."
The Secret Life of Bees
"WHAT IS IT? MY DEAR?”
“AH, HOW CAN WE BEAR IT?”
“THIS. FOR SO SHORT A TIME. HOW CAN WE SLEEP THIS TIME AWAY?”
“WE CAN BE QUIET TOGETHER, AND PRETEND-SINCE IT IS ONLY THE BEGINNING-THAT WE HAVE ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD.”
“AND EVERY DAY WE SHALL HAVE LESS. AND THEN NONE.”
“WOULD YOU RATHER, THEREFORE, HAVE HAD NOTHING AT ALL?”
A.S. Byatt, Possession
It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.