"People can be cruelest to those they love. "
Michael Carini | Artist Journal
"My alone feels so good. I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude. "
A brick in one of the plazas in my town….really makes me wonder who put it there and why.
"Because if you’re lucky enough to have people in your life that make you happy, that inspire you, that move you, you need to devour each moment you have together because you never know how many of those moments you have left. These people are sacred. "
"And the more deeply I felt
the less able I was to respond. "
"To be free and to live a free life - that is the most beautiful thing there is. "
"You keep thinking that with practice you will eventually get the knack of enjoying superficial encounters, that you will stop looking for the universal solvent, stop grieving. You will learn to compound happiness out of small increments of mindless pleasure. "
"For what it’s worth, it wasn’t worth it. "
I want her to melt into me, like butter on toast. I want to absorb her and walk around for the rest of my days with her encased in my skin.
"I am nothing more
than a million thoughts of you
swimming inside me. "
And when you choose a life partner, you’re choosing a lot of things, including your parenting partner and someone who will deeply influence your children, your eating companion for about 20,000 meals, your travel companion for about 100 vacations, your primary leisure time and retirement friend, your career therapist, and someone whose day you’ll hear about 18,000 times.
"Just because life is hard, and always ends in a bad way, doesn’t mean that all stories have to, even if that’s what they tell us in school and in the New York Times Review. In fact, it’s a good thing that stories are as different as we are, one from another. "