Lemony Snicket (via fairestregal)
This is important.
When someone is crying, of course, the noble thing to do is to comfort them. But if someone is trying to hide their tears, it may also be noble to pretend you do not notice them.
You are most powerful when you are most silent. People never expect silence. They expect words, motion, defense, offense, back and forth. They expect to leap into the fray. They are ready, fists up, words hanging leaping from their mouths. Silence? No.
I could really use a friend to vent to about everything that goes on in my life but a real friend would already know what I’m going through and not just text me once every 3 months when they’re fighting with their spouse to catch up on what’s fucked up in my life this time around so sorry but I just really don’t want to talk about anything personal with you anymore
I thought this wouldn’t hurt a lot, I guess not.