"She couldn’t do anything partway. She felt everything so deeply, it was like the world was too much for her. Anytime she’d hear a story about some kid who had cancer or an old man whose wife died, or his dog even, it was like it happened to her.
It was like she was missing the outer layer of skin that allows people to get through the day without bleeding all the time. It was like the world was too much for her.”
“When you fall in love, I guess nobody ever does mean to fall in love. But it happens, and love brands itself on your brain. It’s like a new street appearing overnight in the city you’ve lived in your whole life. The street is one way - you can’t turn around and get off it - and it curves up ahead so that you can only see far enough to know that you are veering into the unknown.”—Fearful Symmetry (via thelovewhisperer, thelovewhisperer)