Every person has to live his or her own life and then make the choice to share it with other people.
And she looked at me like she couldn't believe I knew she loved Anne Rice. I guess he didn't know how much she talked or how much I listened.
And things were back to normal except we were just friends.
Except that my father got a raise, and my mother didn't because she doesn't get paid for housework, and my sister stopped reading those self-esteem books because she met a new boy
And we could all sit around and wonder and feel bad about each other and blame a lot of people for what they did or didn't do or what they didn't know. I don't know. I guess there would always be someone to blame.
Girls are weird, and I don't mean that offensively. I just can't put it any other way.
As I was walking up the stairs to dad's old room, and I was looking at the photographs, I started thinking that there was a time when these weren't memories. That someone actually took the photograph, and the people in the photograph had just eaten lunch or something.
Girls like guys to be a challenge. It gives them some mold to fit in how they act. Like a mom. What would a mom do if she couldn't fuss over you and make you clean your room? And what would you do without her fussing and making you do it? Everyone needs a mom. And a mom knowns this. And it gives her a sense of purpose. You get it?
As much as I feel sad, I think that not knowing is what really bothers me.
Have you ever done that? You feel really bad, and then it goes away, and you don't know why.
After a few minutes, it was time for me to leave. I don't know who decides these things. It just happens.
As you see the opening get closer, you just can't get fast enough. And finally, just when you think you'll never get there, you see the opening right in front of you.
He's a wallflower. You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand.
All I could do is lie there and think about how much her voice changed when she asked me if she was pretty, and how much she changed when I answered.
Because the song was that great and because we all really paid attention to it. Five minutes of a lifetime were truly spent, and we felt young in a good way.
I am really in love with Sam, and it hurts very much.
And even if she says no, and really means yes, then quite frankly she's playing games and isn't worth the price of dinner.
But at one point, Craig was talking about something, and Sam turned to me and smiled. It was a movie smile in slow motion, and then everything was okay.
I can't think again. Not ever again. I don't know if you've ever felt like that. That you wanted to sleep for a thousand years. Or just not exist. Or just not be aware that you do exist. Or something like that.
And even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn't really change the fact that you have what you have. Good and bad.
But because things change. And friends leave. And life doesn't stop for anybody.
I didn't know that other people thought things about me. I didn't know that they looked.
And how different her face looked the first time she really liked a boy who was not on a poster on her wall. And how her face looked when she realized she was in love with that boy.
But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things.
I don't know how much longer I can keep going without a friend. I used to be able to do it very easily, but that was before I knew what having a friend was like.
And I closed my eyes because I wanted to know nothing but her arms.
But right now I'm here with you. And I want to know where you are, what you need, and what you want to do.
I don't know if it's better to be close with your daughter or make sure that she has a better life than you do.
And I could see this boy doing his homework and thinking about my sister naked. And I could see them holding hands at football games that they do not watch. And I could see this boy throwing up in the bushes at a party house. And I could see my sister putting up with it. And I felt very bad for both of them.
Charlie, you're one of the most gifted people I've ever known. And I don't mean in terms of my other students. I mean in terms of anyone I've ever met.
I don't know if you've ever felt like that. That you wanted to sleep for a thousand years. Or just not exist. Or just not be aware that you do exist. Or something like that. I think wanting that is very morbid, but I want it when I get like this. That's why I'm trying not to think. I just want it all to stop spinning.
And I guess I realized at that moment that I really did love her. Because there was nothing to gain, and that didn't matter.
Craig said the problem with things is that everyone is always comparing everyone with everyone
I don't know the significance of this, but I find it very interesting.
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