"All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair."
— Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven (via seulray)
(Source: observando, via caveman-musings)
"There is a shipwreck between your ribs. You are a box with fragile written on it, and so many people have not handled you with care."
— Shinji Moon, What It Took To Understand (via larmoyante)
"That’s how you can tell that you’re filling yourself with the wrong things. You use a lot of energy, and in the end, you feel emptier and less comfortable than ever."
— Glennon Doyle Melton, Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed (via absentions)
(Source: recycledsoul, via dynastylnoire)