“If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop saying you have one? Or are you always a sister, even when the other half of the equation is gone?”
— Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper (via observando)

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“If you care about something enough, it’s going to make you cry. But you have to use it. Use your tears. Use your pain. Use your fear. Get mad.”
— Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian  (via californiagirlwearingpearls)

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Ik hou van jou. Hou jij van wat niet kan.
Hou jij van je capaciteiten, ik van je gebreken.
Jij van je trots, en ik van hoe die zacht kan breken
in mijn armen. Jij van je moed. Ik van je zwakte
   nu en dan.

Hou jij van de toekomst. Ik van wat voorbij is gegaan.
Hou jij van de honderd levens die je wilde leven.
Ik hou van dat ene dat is overgebleven
en van hoe je daarom zo ver weg kunt zijn dicht
   tegen me aan.

Ik hou van wat is. Jij van wat zou.
Hou jij van mij. Ik hou van jou.

Herman de Coninck

“1. Are her lips like the hot chocolate your mother made During the winter months when you were seven? Or have you not tasted her well enough to find the fine granules of cocoa that lightly come with each kiss?

2. Do you know her favorite songs? Not when she is happy, but when she is sad. What music reaches inside her ribcage and softly consoles her heart?

3. When she is sad, are you on the phone or are you at her door? Words do not wipe away tears, fingers do.

4. Do you know all the things that keep her up at night? Do you know why she has gone three days without sleep? Do you know of the insurmountable waves of sadness that wash over her like a tsunami?

5. Do you know the things to say that will calm her heartbeat? The places to touch? The places to love?

6. Everytime you see her do you kiss her like it’s the last time but love her like it’s the first?

7. Do you love her?

8. Do you love her?”
— Nishat Ahmed "Things I Want To Ask Your Boyfriend"  (via hnnhtylr)

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“Sometimes people thousand of miles away can make you feel better than someone right beside you”
— (via riding-the-wavez)

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“Maybe a relationship is just two idiots who don’t know a damn thing except the fact that they’re willing to figure it out together.”
“The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch swing with, never say a word, and walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you ever had.”
— Quotes and Thoughts (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

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I write to you every day;
my shelves are covered
in letters that I never sent.

“Nothing in the world smells as good as the person you love.”
— Unknown (a knot in my throat now)

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