I will love you as the iceberg loves the ship, and the passengers love the lifeboat, and the lifeboat loves the teeth of the sperm whale, and the sperm whale loves the flavour of naval uniforms. I will love you as a child loves to overhear the conversations of its parents, and the parents love the sound of their own arguing voices, and as the pen loves to write down the words these voices utter in a notebook for safekeeping. I will love you as a shingle loves falling off a house on a windy day and striking a grumpy person across the chin, and as an oven loves malfunctioning in the middle of roasting a turkey. I will love you as an airplane loves to fall from a clear blue sky and as an escalator loves to entangle expensive scarves in its mechanisms. I will love you as a wet paper towel loves to be crumpled into a ball and thrown at a bathroom ceiling and as an eraser loves to leave dust in the hairdos of people who talk too much. I will love you as a cufflink loves to drop from its shirt and explore the party for itself and as a pair of white gloves loves to slip delicately into the punchbowl. I will love you as the taxi loves the muddy splash of a puddle and as a library loves the patient tick of a clock.
━ Lemony Snicket
The less you know, the sounder you sleep.
━ Russian Proverb
Do you have any big plans for 2013?
Yes! Amidst all the chaos of exams and applying to university, I turn 18 on March 15th so I’m most likely going to have a party with all my friends and family. I’m also going to see John and Hank Green(!!!) in London to hear him talk about The Fault in Our Stars. And then a week after that I’m off to France to stay with my French Exchange (spending Valentine’s Day in France can finally be crossed off my bucket list). For my mum’s birthday I’m going to take her to Rome in the summer, which I’m more excited about than anything else because she hasn’t been on holiday for around seven years, and she’s dreamed about going to Rome since she was my age. And she does so much for me, so it’ll be nice to show her how much she means to me (as incredibly soppy as that sounds). Most of all though, I hope this year’s a good one.*
*If nothing else, I’m praying that we finally have series three of Sherlock.
This is my third New Year’s Eve on Tumblr and I’m finally spending the night with my friends (and possibly drinking a little too much). I hope you all have a great night, whether you spend it with your family, friends or watching another episode of Breaking Bad (I may be a tiny bit envious of you if you are).
Thank you for sticking with me for this long, and more importantly, I wish you all a brilliant and beautiful 2013.
Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.
━ Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.