Friday, August 01, 2008

Words are like nets.

All quotes from 'Change Of Heart' by Jodi Picoult

I almost regretted it--the same way you stand beneath a perfect blue sky on the most glorious day of the summer and admit to yourself that all moments from here on in couldn't possibly measure up.

In the space between yes and no, theres a lifetime. It's the difference between the path you walk and the one you leave behind; It's the gap between who you thought you could be and who you really are, it's the leg room for the lies you'll tell yourself in the future.

When you're different, sometimes you don't see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn't.

It was so damn hard to find love in this world, to locate someone who could make you feel that there was a reason you'd been put on this earth.

College is a bubble. You enter it for four years and forget there is a real world outside of your paper deadlines and midterm exams and beerpong championships. You don't read the newspaper -- you read textbooks. You don't watch the news -- you watch Letterman. But even so, bits and snatches of the universe manage to leak in.

There are all sorts of experiences that we can't really put a name to. The birth of a child, for one. Or the death of a parent. Falling in love. Words are like nets -- we hope they'll cover what we mean, but we know they can't possibly hold that much joy, or grief, or wonder.

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