Being disappointed is one thing and being discouraged is something else. I am disappointed but I am not discouraged.

I’m broken, but I have to learn how to live. I feel stuck together with scotch tape, like after any breath everything could come apart. If it does, if it all comes undone, I think I’ll fall down and never rise again.

- Anna White, Mended

What if I told you I’m incapable of tolerating my own heart?

- Virginia Woolf, Night and Day

You brave, brave thing.
One day, you’re going to
stop leaving the door open
for people who only know how
to keep leaving.
— Yasmin Z, We’re All Still Learning