Wednesday, February 9, 2011

"We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today's possibility under tomorrow's rug until we can't anymore, until we finally understand for ourselves what Benjamin Franklin meant. That knowing is better than wondering, that waking is better than sleeping. And that even the biggest failure, even the worst most intractable mistake beats the hell out of never trying."

Monday, February 7, 2011

There's that point where you realize your parents are just people, flawed in ways you never recognized, and then there's that point where you grow up and come to admire their strength through every pain and are thankful for every sacrifice.