I think as you grow older your christmas list gets smaller and the things you really want for the holidays can’t be bought
Love isn’t an act, it’s a whole life.
It’s staying with her now because she needs you; it’s knowing you and she will still care about each other when sex and daydreams, fights and futures—when all that’s on the shelf and done with.
Love— why, I’ll tell you what love is: it’s you at seventy-five and her at seventy-one, each of you listening for the others step in the next room, each afraid that a sudden silence, a sudden cry, could mean a lifetimes talk is over.
|—||Brian Moore (via rainydaysandblankets)|
She sits around and thinks about what it will be like to be old and she hopes that she will be happy then. Everyone says being young is so great, but she’s not so sure. She likes to go to libraries and spend all day in them, and none of her friends like to do that.
Esther Koch (MBA ’79) explores why keeping up with friends and getting exercise are the two keys to successful aging: http://stnfd.biz/nfZip
— Madeleine L’Engle
the old man and the sea (by moocatmoocat)