sometimes I’ll pick up something I own like a shirt or a piece of jewelry and instantly remember/re-live a day or conversation or facial expression or smell or a feeling that that particular item was present in … these are the memories I hate the most, because these are the memories I can’t control.
"I think you need to fall in love with the wrong person. I think you need to fight and cry and sweat and bleed and fail. I think you need to have bad relationships and bad breakups. I think you need all of that so that when the right person and the right relationship comes along you can sigh with relief and say, “Ah yes. That is how its supposed to feel."
-Excerpt from “Conversations with my Mother” (via illusionsvk)