It is not so incomprehensible as you pretend, sweet pea. Love is the feeling we have for those we care deeply about and hold in high regard. It can be light as the hug we give a friend or heavy as the sacrifices we make for our children. It can be romantic, platonic, familial, fleeting, everlasting, conditional, unconditional, imbued with sorrow, stoked by sex, sullied by abuse, amplified by kindness, twisted by betrayal, deepened by time, darkened by difficulty, leavened by generosity, nourished by humor and “loaded with promises and commitments” that we may or may not want or keep.
The best thing you can possibly do with your life is to tackle the motherfucking shit out of it.
― Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
You know how I found Cheryl Strayed? When I glanced into a classmate’s phone wallpaper. It had all the best dearsugar quotes against a cheery red background. This led to a lovely conversation and the discovery of a wonderful writer.
I find myself carrying this book everywhere I go. On trips. To work.
My tiny little beautiful orange book.
Yes, I am completely obsessed with this one.
And yes, I have an orange car.