"When I say, “I love you,” it’s not because I want you or because I can’t have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I’ve seen your kindness and your strength. I’ve seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You’re a hell of a person."
"Being born a woman is an awful tragedy… Yes, my consuming desire to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, bar room regulars - to be a part of a scene, anonymous, listening, recording - all is spoiled by the fact that I am a girl, a female always in danger of assault and battery. My consuming interest in men and their lives is often misconstrued as a desire to seduce them, or as an invitation to intimacy. Yet, God, I want to talk to everybody I can as deeply as I can. I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at night…"
— Sylvia Plath
"Maybe…you’ll fall in love with me all over again.”
“Hell,” I said, “I love you enough now. What do you want to do? Ruin me?”
“Yes. I want to ruin you.”
“Good,” I said. “That’s what I want too."
— A Farewell To Arms, Ernest Hemingway
“Don’t become something just because someone else wants you to, or because it’s easy; you won’t be happy. You have to do what you really, really, really, really want to do, even if it scares the shit out of you.”
- Camera: Panasonic DMC-GF1
- Aperture: f/7.1
- Exposure: 1/30th
- Focal Length: 17mm
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D
- Aperture: f/8
- Exposure: 1/10th
- Focal Length: 39mm
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G9
- Aperture: f/3.2
- Exposure: 1/20th
- Focal Length: 38mm
Questionwere you always this happy and sure of what you want to do in life?
No, definitely not. I went through some very personal dark/unhappy times growing up and throughout college. Family issues, bad relationships, friendship, money, the future, etc. I didn’t know who I was or what I wanted to do, I’ve dealt with insecurities, I’ve had bad relationships that made me unhappy, and at times I was the cause of my own unhappiness. I don’t pretend to have it all figured out but I can safely say that I have never felt this secure: in my career, with myself, and in my relationships, both with friends and with the man I love to no end, Alex. A quote to live by (and much better put!)….
“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.”
"I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And what do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited."
— Sylvia Plath