Sunday, May 4, 2014

sunday edit #2

happy sunday, everyone! I hope everyone had a chance to do something they really wanted to this weekend! it was kind of gloomy this weekend here in ohio, but the sunshine came out enough to make the temperatures just right. I had been reading The Fault in Our Stars {TFiOS} ever since my post last sunday. because of my crazy work/workout/catch up on game of thrones nights, I hadn't gotten to properly sit down and read it. Saturday, I had a couple of hours to do just that, and a couple of hours was all it took. everyone was right. the novel is heartbreaking. it gives you hope a quarter into it, and then it rips it out from you about 3/4 the way through. but gosh, is it beautiful.
"but you keep the promise anyway. that's what love is. love is keeping the promise anyway."

I never felt mad, or angry while reading the book because the characters were so "okay" with everything. I really was able to see those characters, and I tried to stay away from promotional photos from the movie as best I could so I could formulate my own images. after I read the book, I watched the trailers, looked at the photos and seriously, guys, I had my breath taken away.

"that's the thing about pain. it demands to be felt."

what honest and important words. pain is pain. it's there. it happens. you feel it, and you try and move past it. you can do all you want to try and brush it away, but until you feel, really really feel, you can't.

"oh, I wouldn't mind, Hazel Grace. it would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you."

that quote killed me. it did. gosh, a love to strong, that any pain that comes along is worth it. she was worth it to gus, and throughout the book, especially in the end {I do, augustus. i do.} it was evident.

and what I loved about their love story was it was built on friendship, laughs, common interests before the other stuff. which I think it so important.

"you don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world, old man, but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices. I hope she likes hers."

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly and then all at once."

and quite possibly my favorite quote of the whole book:

"I love you present tense."

read the book guys. grab some tissues. I cried a couple of times and experienced a whole lot of "holy moly guacamole" goosebumps.

I've already started reading divergent. and I'm already loving it.

xo


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