— Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters (via adieufranz)
— Roald Dahl (via moaka)
— Henry David Thoreau (via explore-everywhere)
at the mendota mental health institute
Sometimes I wish my life was on record. I could put on disc and listen to old conversations playing that I have forgotten with people whose faces I no longer remember. I could watch a video so I can laugh at the stupid moments I had, smile at those times when I was happy, and cry for the times I faced hardships. I know that what our memories are for; but I was wish it was more crisp and didn’t have pieces missing from it.
Though I know it’s impossible for the length of it would be far too long, would you want to watch every part of your life unfold? We would see ourselves as kids with the world open with possibility. We would see ourselves as teenagers doing things that only teenagers do. We might eventually see ourselves falling in love or getting married and having a family.
If we were able to see our live unfold…maybe we would finally understand how much we have grown and how far we have come. We might realize the differences we made in peoples lives and how we were able to overcome things we never though we could of at the time. Maybe…we would realize how amazing we are - that even when we feel stuck in life or at a standstill, we’re actually growing still after having already gone through much.