“This is my family. I found it, all on my own. It’s little, and broken, but still good. Yeah, still good...”

Looking back at my early childhood, before the preteen insecurities and whispers in school hallways caused doubts and insecurities in my young and impressionable mind, back when I was just a tangly haired kid running around in mismatched clothes on a farm all day – way back then – the things I remember feeling about myself were the things my mother told me over and over again. I was special. I was smart. There was no one like me. I was different from everyone else in the world. I wasn’t weird, I just had a wild imagination. I wasn’t strange, I was creative. She was proud of me. She wouldn’t want to be anywhere else more than she wanted to be with me. When I grew up, the first things to make me question those ideas were bullies and mean girls in class. Every day I went home devastated and my mom would remind me that they were wrong. Sometimes I’d roll my eyes and scoff at her opinion, but there was always a quiet confidence deep inside me that wouldn’t let people and their mean-spirited words defeat me. Since then, it’s gone from school-yard bullies to tabloids. It’s never going to be painless when people say things about you that aren’t true, or try to make you feel worthless. But I was lucky enough to have a mother who armed me with the only weapons I’ll ever need to fight the cruelty of this world: words.
—  taylorswift on her mom, andrea, in “the 10 women who changed my life”
+TWD+ *Last Words of The Fallen*
  • Dale:This group is broken
  • T-Dog:This is God's plan. He'll take care of me. Always has. He's gonna help me lead you out of these tunnels.
  • Lori:Goodnight Love
  • Andrea:I tried
  • Hershel:It could work. You know it could
  • Bob:I think I was dreaming... and I think you were smiling back at me in the dream. That's it.
  • Beth:I get it now
  • Tyreese:Turn it off
  • Noah:Don't let go