"I wear my heart on my sleeve, but I’m not naive. I know what it’s like to be completely broken, and I’m all too familiar with what it feels like to be hurt. I know what it’s like to see something funny and not laugh. I’ve been taken advantage of and used. My feelings have been blatantly disregarded. But I still believe that all people are good at heart. And my trust has not diminished. And to be honest, I hope it never does."

"Being raised in an unstable household makes you understand that the world doesn’t exist to accommodate you, which… is something a lot of people struggle to understand well into their adulthood. It makes you realize how quickly a situation can shift, how danger really is everywhere. But crises when they occur, do not catch you off guard; you have never believed you lived under a shelter of some essential benevolence. And an unstable childhood makes you appreciate calmness and not crave excitement."
– Curtis Sittenfeld (via wordsthat-speak)

(via wordsthat-speak)