"Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence."
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince (via quoted-books)
"I gaze into the mirror. I am not meant to be in this position. The child that once looked into this mirror was supposed to be something by now. He had it all figured out. Now it is as if the mirror itself has dirtied the way my life has. Smudges left on the mirror around where I should see the left side of my chest. I attempt to clean it daily but my own hands dirty it again reaching out for my younger heart. I know the mirror will stay dirty, but I can still see my reflection. The mirror will not stop working unless I break it. Still, maybe I’ll buy a better mirror."