“Four years ago, I left home with 50 dollars, and I’ve been hitchhiking across the country ever since. I find work when I need it, but I haven’t stayed in one place more than four or five months. I prefer the mindset of not having expectations, so everything that does happen is pleasant and positive—I’ve met some amazing, amazing people along the way.”
“What’s one thing you’ve taken away from everything you’ve experienced in these four years?”
“That maybe this place isn’t as broken as it seemed before I started to travel. Maybe we’re better off than I thought.”
"Survivors have scars. Victims have graves."
"Even if you know what’s coming, you’re never prepared for how it feels."
Natalie Standiford, How to Say Goodbye in Robot
A solitary fisherman’s home keeps watch on quiet Placentia Bay in Newfoundland, Canada, 1974.Photograph by Sam Abell, National Geographic Creative
"That’s the trouble with loving a wild thing: You’re always left watching the door."
"He who has a why to live can bear almost any how."
People who aren’t afraid to leave their house key under the rug so you can watch tv while they’re not home.
People who let you show up and crash on their couch.
People who aren’t afraid to come back home while you’re asleep and wake you up because the excitement of reunion is just too great.
People who don’t mind sitting until the wee hours of the morning and talking about life and Jesus and reality even when you both have work in a few hours.
Family speaks your love language so gently and carefully.
Some things just never change.
I have never felt so overwhelmed and frustrated in a class as I do in Accounting. I actually sit in class and try not to cry cause I don’t get it.
In other news I stated counseling today and that was just a bundle of fun.
"All your cryin’ don’t do no good
Come down off the cross
We can use the wood
You gotta come on up to the house"