Happy birthday menino Horan!! I hope you have the best day ever surrounded by your loved ones. Each day that passes I love you even more and I’m so so proud of everything you’ve been achieving on your own. Don’t ever stop being this ball of sunshine you’ve always been. I love you a lot 💜
One day, today, I’ll speak of a truth - of the miracle of your birth.
I actually was thinking about you, this gift that you gave me, us, for your birthday.
I think that there are extraordinary men and women and extraordinary moments when history leaps forward on the backs of these individuals, that what can be imagined can be achieved, that you must dare to dream, but that there’s no substitute for perseverance and hard work and teamwork because no one gets there alone; and that, while we commemorate the greatness of these events and the individuals who achieve them, we cannot forget the sacrifice of those who make these achievements and leaps possible.
X-Files, you saved me!
As difficult and as frustrating as it’s been sometimes, your goddamned strict rationalism and science have saved me a thousand times over!
You’ve kept me honest.
You’ve made me a whole person.
I owe you everything, X-Files, and you owe me nothing.
I was like you once. I didn’t know who to trust. Then chose another path, another life, another fate, where I found you, X-Files.
When my world was unrecognizable and upside down, there was one thing that remained the same.
You were my friend, and you told me the truth.
Even when my world was falling apart, you were my constant.
Dear, X-Files, you have to believe me. Nobody else on this whole damn planet does or ever will.
You’re my one in five billion.
Imagine, chance meeting your perfect other, your perfect opposite - your protector and endangerer.
Chance embarking with this other on the greatest of journeys - a search for truths fugitive and imponderable.
The truths are out there.
The truth is not found in science, or on some unseen plane, but by looking into your own heart.
Thank you for changing my life.
Thank you for this journey.
Thank you for giving me, us, Mulder & Scully.
For the truest truths, are what hold us together, or keep us painfully, desperately apart.
So thank you X-Files for teaching me, us, that:
The truth is out there! Don’t give up! Trust no one! Deny Everything!
And always always always remember, if we quit now, they win.
Mom made sure every layer of my rainbow cake was delicious: Red watermelon, orange carrots, yellow apple, green frilly kale, and purple radicchio—topped with four pretty origami stars, one for every one of my four years! I didn’t know where to start!!