can we please talk about eliza’s acting in the scene where clarke says ‘i tried to be the good guy’??? bc??? that moment is so goddamn important. like you can see her facade crumble and she looks so vulnerable she’s literally a child vying for her mother’s approval and understanding and every time i see her weary smile and tears its too much for my heart
I. Remember that nothing worthwhile comes easily, and the fact that he left without remorse should tell you that he wasn’t worth your damn time anyway.
II. Know that your feelings are valid. It is okay to cry. It is okay to have days where all you do is curse his name and then miss him with no shame. It is okay. You are okay. You are coping.
III. Eat. A lot.
IV. Don’t treat your memories with him like a life-preserver. Don’t try to hold on to them, because in actuality, you are trying to hold onto a boat that has already sailed, long gone.
V. Write yourself a letter. To remind yourself why things didn’t work out. To remind yourself why there’s a reason you don’t have his number on your phone anymore. To remind yourself why your mother and father never approved of him.
Reminders are good.
Reminders will keep you sane.
Read this reminder whenever your heart longs for his presence again.
VI. Read your favorite book again. Drink a warm beverage. Take a stroll in the park. Bake yourself some scrumptious cookies. Watch the sunset in all it’s magnificence.
Don’t be afraid to laugh until your stomach hurts.
Don’t be afraid to love something just because it comes with a risk of loss.
And most of all, don’t be afraid to live. To really experience life to the fullest.
Everything you did with him, you can do without him.
Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away. The moments that used to define them - a mother’s approval, a father’s nod - are covered by moments of their own accomplishments. It is not until much later, as the skin sags and the heart weakens, that children understand; their stories, and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the waters of their lives.
Hey, Tay. So, I’m a senior in high school (whattheheckirememberwhenyouweresixteen) now, and here’s what I’m going to wear to my prom. Since you’re my (second) mother, I was wondering if you could let me know what you think? taylorswift :)
“Look, Mom! I can levitate three at once! Ooh, hang on, I bet I can juggle them with magic!” Pan moved her paws to juggle the apples in a way that would likely end in a splattered mess-
“Let’s not overexert ourselves.” Twilight reminded Pandora gently, chuckling. Despite herself, she couldn’t quite suppress her smile, radiating with maternal pride. “…You’ve impressed me today, Panny. I know you’ll make your father and I very proud someday.” She enveloped her daughter in her wing, and Pan snuggled close, always eager for her mother’s approval.
Moondancer scowled to himself, and focused on properly levitating his apple.
Moondancer, Trixie’s son, is proficient in the magical arts, despite his young age. For the reason, Twilight Sparkle picks him out to take and train on a personal apprentice, along with her daughter Pandora. Pan and Moony start out as friends, but Moondancer can’t help but feel jealous increasingly often
During one of his psychiatric evaluations serial killer Ed Gein indicated that he always had trouble with girls and sex. He indicated that he felt that his mother would have preferred that he was a girl rather than a boy. He wondered if he could have a transsexual operation to change his gender. Most of his reading material dealt with the subject of the female anatomy. Variables in the development of Gein’s gender identity disorder included not only his mother’s dominance, but also established standards of conduct for women, Gein felt he would receive his mother’s approval not simply if he was a woman, but specifically if he was a good, god-fearing woman.