“When I was seven, I wanted to glue autumn leaves back onto the branches they fell from, returning each to its home. Yesterday, I stepped on a pile of damp leaves on the sidewalk. When I heard them crunch beneath my feet, I felt nothing.”—Kayla Hollatz, This is what growing up looks like. (via thetalltwig)
Three years later, a new girl sits cross-legged on your bed.
She tastes like a different flavor of bubblegum than you are used to.
She opens up a book that you had to read in high school, and a folded picture of us falls out of chapter three.
Now there are two unfinished stories resting in her lap.
Inevitably, she asks, and you tell her.
You say: I dated her a while back.
You don’t say: Sometimes, when I’m holding you, I imagine the smell of her vanilla perfume.
You say: She was younger than me.
You don’t say: The sixteen summers in her bones warmed the eighteen winters my skin had weathered.
You say: It’s nothing now.
You don’t say: But it was everything then.
changed my mind. I might actually go see it. I was wondering why the main guy looked so familiar to me. christian grey is played by the same guy who played the sheriff graham in once upon a time. could hardly recognize him without his facial hair.
“Thank you for those moments I can’t stop smiling, for making me laugh uncontrollably, for teaching me what it truly means to love someone unconditionally, for every moment of happiness we’ve had so far, and every moment still to come.”—Me, to you (via heartsworldsapart)