I can’t stand it to think my life is going so fast and I’m not really living it.
I too have kissed no one goodnight. I have launched myself from tall places and hoped no one would catch me. I have ended relationships because suddenly, I was also exposed. But isolation is not safety; it is death. If no one knows you’re alive, you aren’t. If a tree falls in the forest and no one’s around to hear it, it does make a sound, but then that sound is gone. I’m not saying you’ll find the meaning of life in other people. I’m saying other people are the life to which you provide the meaning.
at this time last year
i was a mess and i feel
like a mess again
Because he needed a friend so desperately, he never found one.
— Joseph Heller, Catch-22 (via samuirai)