“We become attached to what’s familiar and sometimes we hold onto things that are safe and predictable even if they are bad for us. You aren’t some knight in shining armor. You’re just a guy who’s grown tired of the same girl and you feel guilty about it. You think that sucks? Why don’t you try being the one who has to wonder why all the people she loves don’t love her back.”—
I am looking for a sign, my spirit’s faded. She holds on like a vine, patterns and traffic that sound just like my heart racing the dark in time to catch you, no one should let you go wandering off into the night, you’re not an orphan.
“Closing your eyes isn’t going to change anything. Nothing’s going to disappear just because you can’t see what’s going on. In fact, things will even be worse the next time you open your eyes. That’s the kind of world we live in. Keep your eyes wide open. Only a coward closes his eyes. Closing your eyes and plugging up your ears won’t make time stand still.”— Haruki Murakami