The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

“Fame is a strange thing. Some men gain glory after they die, while others fade. What is admired in one generation is abhorred in another. We cannot say who will survive the holocaust of memory. Who knows? Perhaps one day even I will be famous. Perhaps more famous than you.”

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❤ Hey Taylor! ❤ 

My name’s Laurie! I’m 17 and I’m from the south of Ireland in Cork City. I’m seeing you on June 29th in Dublin and I’m incredibly excited! It’s my first time seeing you, even though I’ve loved you since I was 10! It will be so magical. I’ll be in the standing section! I spent ages making this costume from scratch for the show! Thanks to you I’ve made a lot of amazing friends too, and I love being a part of the #IrishSwiftieSquad!

I love to make piano arrangements of all your songs! I want to be a writer one day, and I think you have such a gift with words. Your words have made my life so much better. When I was younger I would dance around my room to my Taylor Swift CDs and read the album booklet of lyrics like a storybook. I didn’t have many friends at all and when I found out that you had been the same at school. Your words and lyrics were a source of huge comfort and reassurance. 

Taylor, I’ve been having a hard time for about two years. I’m recovering from anorexia. It has been so tough. When I was on my bedroom floor, crying and hating every inch of myself, you would pop into my head, you were there, I would remember a lyric or something comforting you have told another fan. The speeches you give before singing Clean at the 1989 tour means so much to me. I started crying when I first saw a video of it. You didn’t make my eating disorder disappear, of course, but you stopped the tears rolling down my cheeks, stopped me wanting to tear myself apart. I thought, Taylor wouldn’t want me to feel this way. I just want to thank you for all the times you’ve helped me. 

 I’ll never forget you as long as I live. I love you so much. See you this Monday! Love love love, 

Laurie 

 xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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hey guys! my name is Caitlyn, and I identify as gender fluid and lesbian. I am kind of starting my own weird Frankenstein creation that is my body and my mind. I am not currently on testosterone, however I just got the go ahead for Top Surgery to remove my breasts. I’m trying to raise $6,000 by September 5th, which is my 18th birthday! I’m so excited and so blessed to have all the support of just you reading this. you definitely don’t have to donate, don’t feel obligated. but please, please if you get the chance try and share this. whether it’s reblogging or tweeting or whatever, just please help me get to my goal! I finally get to feel normal, guys. thank you.

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