“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it”
— Maya Angelou
every time i read a really good romantic scene in a book or in a tv series (the kind of scene that makes you want the characters to be together forever) i feel something in my chest, it’s some kind of pain just in the middle of my chest, other times i feel it on my stomach I don’t know if it is a pain but I feel something, also sometimes i feel prickles in my hands. sometimes I feel all of these stuff together.
That’s how i know the scene is really good… because it makes me feel something
“Jem is nothing but goodness. That he struck you last night only shows how capable you are of driving even saints to madness.”
And it’s not that I like it because I don’t particularly like Will because it says less about Will than it does about Jem. Tessa doesn’t really think Will is horrible because this is just a spur of the moment thing, but my God, how much must she admire Jem to say it like that?
It’s just that… you only think like that about one person. There’s only ever one person where you think that if even they don’t like you, there must be something wrong with you. If even they’re mad at you, you must have done something truly, unequivocally horrible. There’s one person that’s your standard for goodness and fairness, and the fact that for Tessa, that’s Jem (and for Will and everyone else too probably), that just says a lot about Jem, and I just love that so so much.