"And most of all, I’ve learned that the sidelines may be safer, but life is played on the field."
Wendy Mass, from
"Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure to put aside their authentic selves and to display only a small portion of their gifts."
Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
"Sometimes a wind comes before the rain and sends birds sailing past the window, spirit birds that ride the night, stranger than dreams"
Don DeLillo, from
"Rough days will pass."
"To live in this world
you must be able
to do three things:
to love what is mortal;
to hold it
against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go."
Mary Oliver, from “In Blackwater Woods” (via