from BEAUTY WAS THE CASE THAT THEY GAVE ME by Mark Leidner
You were, despite how you had made me wait, and made me wait for nothing, and then, despite how I tried to forget and then to stay away from you, and despite the true and awful secret I had kept of you, still, still, to me most terribly, almost forgivably, beautiful.
— The Terrible Girls, Rebecca Brown (via ruthcurry)
“The pain was supposed to be the good kind of pain, but I don’t know what that means—the good kind of pain—and suddenly all I could feel was the badness of it all: the soreness and tenderness and vulnerability … This was what I feared about the reunion too—nakedness, the sad truth behind my own online avatar, humanity on ugly display.”
Adam Wilson on skipping his high school reunion to see a psychic healer.
Art credit David Kapp.
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
Forgiving others is easier when I remember that I’m human and stupid, too.
— Justina Chen, Return to Me (via thatkindofwoman)
(Source: simply-quotes.net, via thatkindofwoman)