life was simpler

childhood trauma is so awful bc while others can look back on their earlier years & think “wow life was simpler back then!” and remember how carefree they were, all i can think of is the misery and pain and having to grow up too fast to take care of myself and everyone else. the most crucial parts of ur development are just tainted bc of childhood trauma. i hate it

Keep a realistic outlook on life. See things for what they are without blowing anything out of proportion. Life is much simpler than what we often make it to be.

These have been the best years of my life, and they are mine. Tomorrow is promised to no one, Doctor, but I insist upon my past. I am entitled to that. It’s mine.

“ people in dreams, ought to call them when you wake. make life simpler. (hello, dreamed of you. love woke me) “

“ ينبغي علينا الإتصال بمن نراهم في أحلامنا عندما نصحو, ذلك يجعل الحياه أبسط, (مرحباََ.. لقد حلمت بك, الحب جعلني أستيقظ) “

les amants du pont-neuf (1991)

There was just a certain sweetness to daily life that began asserting itself. I remember sitting in the corner of my kitchen, which has a window overlooking the street. I saw the sunlight that shines on the chrome fenders of the cars, and thought, “Gee, that’s pretty.” I said to myself, “Wow, this must be like everybody feels.”

Life became not easier but simpler. The backdrop of self-analysis I had lived with disappeared. It’s like that joke: “When you’re hitting your head against a brick wall, it feels good when it stops.”

When you stop thinking about yourself all the time, a certain sense of repose overtakes you. It happened to me by imperceptible degrees and I could not really believe it; I could not really claim it for some time. I thought there must be something wrong. It’s like taking a drink of cold water when you are thirsty. Every tastebud on your tongue, every molecule in your body says thank you.

—  Leonard Cohen
  • Me as a Grandma: I remember when Ice Age was about three prehistoric mammals and a baby, not a mammoth, the mammoth's wife, the mammoth's wife's adopted possum brothers, the mammoth's daughter, the mammoth's daughter's husband, a sabertooth, the sabertooth's wife, a sloth, the sloth's wife, the sloth's grandma, and the sloth's grandma's husband.
  • Me as a Grandma: Life was so much simpler, then.