The Girl Won't Stop

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April is the cruelest month, breeding
lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
memory and desire, stirring
dull roots with spring rain.
T.S. Eliot

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I have wanted to kill myself a hundred times, but somehow I am still in love with life.
Voltaire

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I opened my mouth, almost said something. Almost. The rest of my life might have turned out differently if I had. But I didn’t.
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

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Wild Geese

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

― Mary Oliver

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humansofnewyork:

"I try to write poems and short stories.""What about?""Just weird situations." "What kind of situations?""Disintegrating friendships, and things like that.""So why do friendships disintegrate?""I just think that people’s interests change. And relationships have to be built on some sort of commonality. So once that common ground is lost, it’s very difficult to get it back."

humansofnewyork:

"I try to write poems and short stories."
"What about?"
"Just weird situations." 
"What kind of situations?"
"Disintegrating friendships, and things like that."
"So why do friendships disintegrate?"
"I just think that people’s interests change. And relationships have to be built on some sort of commonality. So once that common ground is lost, it’s very difficult to get it back."

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When I’m feeling weird, one of my favorite things to do is go to the PS22 Chorus’ YouTube channel and watch these amazing 5th graders from Staten Island rocking the eff out. 

In the video above, they sing Coldplay’s La Vida Loca. 

Some of my other favorites:

Honestly, though, there are 842 videos on that channel and I have yet to find one that isn’t completely impressive and inspiring. 

Go. Feel better about the future.

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