“It’s nothing but time and a face that you lose.
I chose to feel it and you couldn’t choose.
I’ll write you a postcard,
I’ll send you the news,
From a house down the road from real love…”—STARS - “Your Ex Lover is Dead”
“I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the couch, to wrap my arms around her and sleep. Not fuck, like in those movies. Not even have sex. Just sleep together, in the most innocent sense of the phrase. But I lacked the courage and she had a boyfriend and I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating. So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.”—John Greene “Looking for Alaska”