"Yes, it was too late, and Sabina knew she would leave Paris, move on, and on again, because were she to die here they would cover her up with a stone, and in the mind of a woman for whom no place is home the thought of an end to all flight is unbearable."
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Honesty: Really, what is it? Is it something you dish out when it really doesn’t matter? Or is it something that you’re afraid to dish out when it matters most.
Sure. I speak my mind most of the time. But not now? Not when it matters?
Losing that fear quickly. I apologize to those in advance.
Just give me another reason Philadelphia, and I’m gone. It’s becoming evident to me that I am not supposed to be here… well, apparently. But you know what they say, third times a charm? Just give me a third reason, Philly. I dare you.