And I felt like my heart had been so thoroughly and irreparably broken that there could be no real joy again, that at best there might eventually be a little contentment. Everyone wanted me to get help and rejoin life, pick up the pieces and move on, and I tried to, I wanted to, but I just had to lie in the mud with my arms wrapped around myself, eyes closed, grieving, until I didn’t have to anymore.
― Anne Lamott, Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year (via quotes-shape-us)
Try to love yourself as much as you want someone else to.
― My English Teacher   (via melwent)

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