"It was a million tiny little things, that when you added them all up, it, it just meant that we were supposed to be together. And I knew it, I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home, only to no home I’d ever known. I was just taking her hand, to help her out of a car. And I knew it, it was like magic."
Sleepless in Seattle
"It doesn’t make sense to call ourselves ugly, because we don’t really see ourselves. We don’t watch ourselves sleeping in bed, curled up and silent with chests rising and falling with our own rhythm. We don’t see ourselves reading a book, eyes fluttering and glowing. You don’t see yourself looking at someone with love and care inside your heart. There’s no mirror in your way when you’re laughing and smiling and happiness is leaking out of you. You would know exactly how bright and beautiful you are if you saw yourself in the moments where you are truly yourself."
Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk About Kevin
Submitted by Katrina.