The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them — words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they’re brought out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you’ve said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller but for want of an understanding ear.
If I ask you, “What do you want out of life?” and you say something like, “I want to be happy and have a great family and a job I like,” it’s so ubiquitous that it doesn’t even mean anything. What’s more interesting to me is what pain do you want?
Say Something - A Great Big World (ft. Christina Aguilera)
- Friday, November 8 -
Service to others is the rent you pay here for your room on earth.
— Muhammad Ali
- Tuesday, November 5 -
…is to never regret your decisions. That if you want to call someone that you have not heard from in a long time, or reach out to them somehow, that you do it because you won’t regret it. Too many times we live in fear, and we’ve said this so many times before: that fear makes us powerless, so snap out of it and go with your heart … We need to think for ourselves more and act on our own, knowing that like life there are no mistakes…only learning experiences that later become lessons when we reflect.
— Et Musique Pour Tous
- Monday, November 4 -
Friendship: “Do me the honor of worrying about me”