“If people wanted to stand up for themselves or protect their loved ones or do what they believe in their hearts is the right thing to do, then they would do it. If they wanted to be heroic, they would find ways to be heroic, even without supernatural powers.”
“It is hard to describe loss to someone who has never experienced it, impossible to explain all the ways it changes you. But for those who have, not a single word is needed.”
“Things are or they are not. If you want something, it means you do not have it, it means that you do not believe it is there, which means it will never be there. That which you call magic is simply not allowing the world to be other than as you will it.”
“She understood the hurt, too. The fear that there was something intrinsically wrong with you to make the people who were supposed to love you leave. The way that fear either hardened you or destroyed you. It had turned into a sort of armor for her, another weapon in her arsenal.”
Hullo, everyone! My beautiful fellow proud feminist, Irena @booksandhottea, nominated me for the Unique Blogger Award. For those of you who are wondering what it is about, here are the rules:
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“You won’t be able to continue like this. To keep walking a path between loyalty to your family and loyalty to what you know is right. One of these days, you’re going to have to make a choice.”
“I would like people to stop pressuring children to make friends. Friendships can’t be artificially created.”
– Naoki Higashida, translated by KA Yoshida and David Mitchell
This quote resonated with me the moment I read it. You could say it’s the very first thing that planted the seed of an idea in my mind – an idea to post something about autism. You see, I am blessed to have deep and abiding friendships that definitely weren’t artificially created. It wasn’t always sunshine and rainbows for us, but we grew up and we’re in a much better place now. We have learned to not just love each other, but to protect and care for each other like family, especially when one of us is going through a tough time. That’s why when two of our close friends’ lovable little boy was diagnosed with autism, one of the first things we did was research on books about autism and look for them in different bookstores like we’re on a wild treasure hunt. We’re proud booknerds, so don’t be surprised. That’s our idea of a quest. Haha. Besides, knowledge truly is a powerful weapon.