the unreachable barrier between I and not-I

One has to kill a few of one’s natural selves to let the rest grow — a very painful slaughter of innocents.

—Henry Sidgwick (via feellng)

(via teenager90s)

Some people, they can’t just move on, you know, mourn and cry and be done with it. Or at least seem to be. But for me… I don’t know. I didn’t want to fix it, to forget. It wasn’t something that was broken. It’s just…something that happened. And like that hole, I’m just finding ways, every day, of working around it. Respecting and remembering and getting on at the same time.

Sarah Dessen (via teenager90s)