Falling in love is not a choice. To stay in love is. We fall in love with someone for a reason. That reason is either temporary or permanent
— Mark Patterson (via fearlessknightsandfairytales)
All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.
— Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven (via kushandwizdom)
what if tattoos just randomly appeared on our skin at key points in our lives and we had to figure out what they meant for ourselves