“you don’t look depressed though”
oh yeah sorry i forgot to bring my literal dark cloud with me today
"Take what interests and knowledge you can from books, but do not let them replace words and thoughts of your own."
Pai Kit Fai, The Concubine’s Daughter
"And for a moment―for a split second―everything else falls away, the whole pattern and order of my life, and a huge joy crests in my chest. I am no one, and I owe nothing to anybody, and my life is my own."