"In the end we had pieces of the puzzle, but no matter how we put them together, gaps remained. Oddly shaped emptiness mapped by what surrounded them, like countries we couldn’t name. What lingered after them was not life, but the most trivial list of mundane facts. A clock ticking on the wall, a room dim at noon, the outrageousness of a human being thinking only of herself."
The Virgin Suicides, 1999. Directed by Sofia Coppola.
I’m a little bummed that I have to stay at school on my birthday, and go to math class 😠. I’m more bummed that my math professor is so ridiculously irresponsible.
I’m taking it as I need to be an adult and take care of my responsibilities first.
But I met Koko the gorilla’s former long time care taker today in my anthro class. I get to spend my day with my best friend Emilly who made me delicious cupcakes between classes. I’ve been getting an overwhelming amount of love and birthday wishes.
Thank you so much you guys! I really mean it. My heart is exploding with such gratitude!
Sometimes I forget I have such amazing people in my life. I feel terrible that I have gotten used to that enough to take advantage of it.
So thank you to all of those amazing people. To the families who have adopted me as their own, my own family, my amazing partner , my amazing friends and co-workers, my “kids” who I worked with in marching band a couple of years ago, my teachers, and everyone who has been in my life one way or another. Of course my tumblr friends that I communicate with , who show me support in all kinds of ways.
I’m a very privileged lucky young woman. I’m one of the very lucky who have made it to see 21 years of age.
But I would be nowhere without the people I love and even the people I don’t love anymore. The lessons I have learned and the support I have to continue learning lessons and living life mean the world to me.
Thank you for putting up with me when I’m good, when I’m bad, and when I’m ugly.
Thank you for guiding me through this world.
Thank you for everything.