I didn't fall in love with you. I walked into love with you, with my eyes wide open, choosing to take every step along the way. I do believe in fate and destiny, but I also believe we are only fated to do the things that we'd choose anyway. And I'd choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I'd find you and I'd choose you
“My younger brother killed himself when he was sixteen. He found my Dad’s old gun in the ceiling panels of the office. The strange thing is, when he came home from school that day, my grandmother was cooking in the kitchen, and he asked her to make him a plate. Then before she could finish, he was dead. So we wonder, maybe he was just playing with the gun and it accidentally went off. There wasn’t a note or anything. My biggest regret is that he’d recently asked me for money to sign up for Tae Kwon Do lessons. And I always gave him money when he asked. But this time I didn’t, because I was newly married and we were pinching pennies. I always wonder if he’d have learned something in those lessons that would have changed his view of life.”
Awkward Conversations - The Front Bottoms
"And I wish I could pretend to be all the things you think you see in me, but I am not that guy, that guy just left, he had his collar up and there was smoke on his breath"
honduran white tent bats roosting under a heliconia leaf, which they sever down the length of the leaf’s midrib, thus causing its two sides to droop down under the weight and create a ‘tent’ that provides a waterproof shelter and protection from potential predators.