I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand & the Eskimos had a hundred words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep & there are no words for that.
He loved her for almost everything she was & she decided that was enough to let him stay for a very long time.
Wanting him to come back before anyone notices part of the world has not moved since he left.
I'm not sure if there's one right place I'm supposed to be, he said, but I know a couple of wrong places I'd give a second try in a heartbeat.
Everything changed the day she figured out there was exactly enough time for the important things in her life.
We lay there and looked up at the night sky and she told me about stars called blue squares and red swirls and I told her I'd never heard of them. Of course not, she said, the really important stuff they never tell you. You have to imagine it on your own.
I don't really like coffee, she said, but I don't really like it when my head hits my desk when I fall asleep either.
If you're right & I'm not, I'm going to be hell to live with, she said. So, you better think about that next time you want to be right.
Your job is to focus on my personal happiness, she said, & I've got big plans, so break time is over.
A few said they'd be horses. Most said they'd be some sort of cat. My friend said she'd like to come back as a porcupine. I don't like crowds, she said.
I've never been good with current events, she told us. I always keep getting bogged down with simple things, like 'why are we here?
God invents musical theatre. Satan voluntarily opts for Hell.
I was waiting for the longest time, she said. I thought you forgot. It is hard to forget, I said, when there is such an empty space when you are gone.
I held her close for only a short time, but after she was gone, I'd see her smile on the face of a perfect stranger and I knew she would be there with me all the rest of my days.
It's not surrendering to the Universe, he told me, if all you're doing is sitting around waiting for it to turn out like you hope. —Partial Surrender