What if she was meant to be, or could have been, someone important in my life? I think that’s what scares me: the randomness of everything. That the people who could be important to you might just pass you by. Or you pass them by. How do you know…I felt that by walking away I was abandoning [them], that I spent my entire life, day after day, abandoning people. ~Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You, Peter Cameron We’re actors in our lives, pretendin’ to be who we want people to think we are. ~Perfect Chemistry, Simone Elkeles Feelings can be like wild animals—we underrate how fierce they are until we’ve opened their cage. "...don't forget you're alive... You know sometimes when you walk around the city or when you yourself are in a bad mood, you can think hey wait a minute we're alive, you know? We don't know what the next second will bring and what a fantastic thing this is... And this can get easily forgotten in the routine of life and something I try to bring to my attention at all times. Don't forget that you're alive... that we're not dead... this is the greatest thing" - Joe Strummer.