My sincere thanks to friends and family, especially my mother, father, brother, and Mandy, who continue to love and support me despite my obsessions.
Rather than swallowing our pride and simply asking what we do not know, we choose to fill in the blanks ourselves and later become humbled. Wisdom was often, in its youth, proven foolish, and ones humiliated were meant to become wise.
While there are things about which one does not boast, there are others for which to be pitied would be all too humiliating.
Say you’ll marry me when I come back or, before God, I won’t go. I’ll stay around here and play a guitar under your window every night and sing at the top of my voice and compromise you, so you’ll have to marry me to save your reputation.
Not a word had dropped from my lips, or from hers, that could unsettle either of us-and yet the same unacknowledged sense of embarrassment made us shrink alike from meeting one another alone
The fragility of love is what is most at stake here-humanity’s most crucial three-word avowal is often uttered only to find itself suddenly embarrassing or orphaned or isolated or ill-timed-but strangely enough it can work better as a literal or reassuring statement than a transcendent or numinous or ecstatic one.
When you’re in love, there’s nothing that can embarrass or surprise you.
An open Facebook page is simply a psychiatric dry erase board that screams, “Look at me. I am insecure. I need your reaction to what I am doing, but you’re not cool enough to be my friend. Therefore, I will just pray you see this because the approval of God is not all I need.
The secret of how to live without resentment or embarrassment in a world in which I was different from everyone else. was to be indifferent to that difference.
Me would like an invisibility cloak to get the hell out of this mess.