Wednesday, March 7, 2012


"How many losses can you take before you break?"

"And there is no use in pretending that there are days when your heart
Can hold nothing but your grief. Take a breath. Cry for all you're worth.
But don't forget, everyone else is crying, too. There is plenty
Of misery to go around. Don't let the smiles fool you. We're all living
In exile - it's just that some of us don't know it. You think the guy
On the freeway who's tailgating you and flipping you off isn't
In some serious pain? He wants you off the road, which is
Another way of saying he'd like to exile you from the fucking freeway
Of life. Forgive him. He's only doing what he's been trained to do.
He doesn't know where to put his pain and has mistaken it for rage."

From 'The Book of What Remains',  Benjamin Alire Saenz

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