Nobody will protect you from your suffering. You can’t cry it away or eat it away or starve it away or walk it away or punch it away or even therapy it away. It’s just there, and you have to survive it. You have to endure it. You have to live through it and love it and move on and be better for it and run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal.
We all have that one book that changes us. Once we read that book, we’re never the same again. There’s an us before the book and an us after the book.
That’s when you know reading isn’t just for fun. Sometimes it just goes a little deeper than that.
That moment when you’re reading a book and suddenly, your heart starts to pound, your eyes practically fly across the page, and you actually lean forward in order to be closer to the page. That’s how you know you’ve found the one.