I think the most important thing to do in life is to be uncomfortable. Because that’s where you grow. Tell the beautiful stranger that you think he’s beautiful. Sing at the damn karaoke bar. Pick dare over truth. Run a stop sign at 2 a.m. and see what happens. Cry in the movie theater. Steal a kiss, and throw it in your pocket.
“…I know of no greater happiness than to be with you all the time, without interruption, without end, but I feel in my dreams that there is no place on earth where our love can be at peace, not in the village or anywhere else, and I imagine a deep and narrow grave where we lie embracing tightly in each other’s arms as if in pincers, I bury my face against you, you bury yours against me, and no one will ever see us again.”—