"For the first time in my life I felt the silence that my mom carried with her. All of the years of unspoken pain that she never let show has started to surface.
I guess that’s an adults life for you.
They pretend to hold strong and speak worlds of wisdom.
The truth is they aren’t speaking out of knowledge, they are speaking out of regret.
The kind of regret they think teenagers like me couldn’t possibly know at such a young age.
If only mom could see inside of my soul then she could understand the complexity of my mind.”
"You have to learn to love people. We all have an innate since of goodness in our hearts. The ability to overcome darkness though, as perilous as it may be, will transform you into someone that doesn’t fall to the battles of this world. In time you will grow to love people if you don’t let bitterness overwhelm you." I looked at Miss Maddie not knowing how to respond. I used to see a tired and wrinkled old woman that seemed to be weighed down by the demons people seem to struggle with. Now though, I see a woman that is marked with the courage to face a million lifetimes."
I love having intelligent conversations.