The wind rushed past us. We were approaching 150 miles an hour on a long stretch of pasture and nothing. I could feel the raw nip of the wind slice through my skin. I pulled my head out of the open door to the freight car and closed it with a rusty throw. We had been traveling for a month and a…
“Tell her why she’s perfect for you. Pick her up and pretend like you’re going to throw her in the pool. She’ll scream & fight you, but secretly she’ll love it. Protect her. Hold her hand when you talk to her. Look at her like she’s the only girl you ever want to be with. When she least expects it, pull her in close & kiss her hard. Tell her she looks beautiful. Tickle her, even if she says stop. Get her mad, then kiss her. Let her fall asleep in your arms. Call her. Give her piggy-back rides. Kiss her forehead. Be slow. Don’t push anything. Make her feel loved. Kiss her in the rain. When you fall in love with her; tell her.”—
“Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved your card.” Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, “Jim loved your card so much he ate it.” That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.”—Maurice Sendak (via bobulate)
Got up around 750 and I still haven’t moved away from my coffee and my computer. :P Its going to be a long day. Thank God for online classes, I like this already.
Lord give me strength, give me Your Heart, Your Courage, give me the will to persevere this semester. Give me Your Compassion for others, give me Your Strength to bear their pain, give me Your Ear which does not judge, does not ignore, but only empathizes.