Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of the hard work you already did.
& he loves me at my worst. I’ll never leave him.
Sitting at Starbucks studying and waiting for A to pick me up, when a young woman approaches me and asks if she could use my phone charger to charge her phone. Of course I said yes.
I didn’t want her to think I was going through her phone pictures/files so I gave her my charger with the white thing to stick into the wall outlet next to me. She looked really flustered so I asked if she needed to use my phone in the mean time, to which she replied “no, i’m actually a little lost and need to get to a furniture shop in new west”. I told her I could google map it for her on my laptop - she was extremely relieved. After figuring out how to get there, she kept insisting I take a $50.00 bill from her. I obviously didn’t take it, but at this point I realized the generosity and appreciative attitude of Canadians. I love this country.
Soon we will be strangers.
No, we can never be that. Hurting someone is an act of reluctant intimacy.
We will be dangerous acquaintances with a history.
The vocation of each writer is to describe the world as he or she sees it; anything more than that is advertising.
The first thing that comes to mind is a friend who recently wrote me an email (we worked together 2 years back) and she wrote “you know what, just don’t let anything around you change you. It’s always easier to be yourself, but far more difficult to be someone else”.
& I completely concur with her advice. At times it can feel as if you’re talking with a lot of unnecessary baggage. But, you have to make a conscious effort to let it all go and be yourself.