There used to be days that I thought I was okay, or at least that I was going to be. We’d be hanging out somewhere and everything would just fit right and I would think ‘it will be okay if it can just be like this forever’ but of course nothing can ever stay just how it is forever.
We build statues out of snow, and weep to see them melt.
Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
This isn't good or bad. It's just the way of things. Nothing stays the same.
I won't ever leave you, even though you're always leaving me.
—Audrey Niffenegger in The Time Traveler’s Wife
What would I have said to him if I'd known I would never see him again?
—Jennifer Niven in All the Bright Places