People always talk about how hard it can be to remember things - where they left their keys, or the name of an acquaintance - but no one ever talks about how much effort we put into forgetting. I am exhausted from the effort to forget… There are things that have to be forgotten if you want to go on living.

Stephen Carpenter, Killer  (via versteur)

Handle things
as they come.
Everything seems
unachievable
overwhelming
scary
at first,
but it will be okay.
You will be
okay.

daily reminder (10/14/14)