sadness hurts, but then… you have to get up and move on and just live, because things happen and there’s nothing we can do to stop them from happening. it’s a terrifying truth and a terrible logic, but it’s the truth and truth hurts. sadness hurts. things in life are supposed to hurt.
but nobody ever said that happiness came easy, and if it did, maybe we would appreciate it less, maybe we wouldn’t fight for it as much, and to me, that’s the saddest thing of all. that we’ll become complacent in our lives.
i used to write that i was one of those inherently sad people, and i sometimes really do think that’s true. but… the more i think about it, the more i realize that sadness internalized, can be changed into fuel to propel you towards something better, something brighter, something more beautiful and just… worth it.
someone said to me once that there isn’t really such a thing as enough and nobody can define what’s worth it or not, but the least we can do is try. and really, i think that might be the beauty of being young. that you’ve got all these possibilities still ahead of you, things to do, sights to see, people to love, places to go and just… things to try.
life is short. it’s all about growing up and letting go and moving on and loving things and people and going to new places. it’s always about change, and reincarnation and energy and i guess it’s like John Green says in looking for alaska…
“When adults say, “Teenagers think they are invincible” with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don’t know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail.”