"One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family"
— Jonathan Safran Foer (via katykelley)
You must learn her.
You must know the reason why she is silent. You must trace her weakest spots. You must write to her. You must remind her that you are there. You must know how long it takes for her to give up. You must be there to hold her when she is about to.
You must love her because many have tried and failed. And she wants to know that she is worthy to be loved, that she is worthy to be kept.
And, this is how you keep her."
— Junot Diaz - This is How you Lose Her (via salacious-musings)
"As usual, you’re beautiful. One of the reasons I like…you unkempt, unmade, is because - and I hope this doesn’t offend you - that is how you’d appear if we were together: at night, before bed; in the afternoon, after being outdoors and sweating; in the morning, before getting up. In all the best emotionally and physically intimate moments, a woman is unmade and disheveled. In the best of all, she’s sweaty, too: slick and glistening and totally undone."
Still such a great reminder 6 years later.