"Mum used to say we were the same soul split in two and walking around on four legs. It seems unnatural being raised together and then dying apart."
- Melodie Ramone, After Forever Ends
my soul hurts
imagine being twenty-one and walking into your best friend’s house and finding him dead on the floor and he was twenty-one and just had a baby and knowing in your heart that there’s more carnage and you’re twenty-one finding his wife dead and blankly staring at twenty-one and then here’s this baby this precious thing still in his crib crying amongst the wreckage and you pick him up and cradle him in your arms and realize that he’s the most important thing and you’re twenty-one and twelve years later after having your happiness torn from you 4380 days in a row 105120 hours in a row 6307200 minutes in a row but what happiness do you have honestly because all you can think of is twenty-one and james and lily and it’s my fault it’s my fault it’s all my fault
The reason Kurse knew how to find [Frigga] was because Loki told him the way…and that knowledge, which Loki will find out later, is a source of immense grief.- Tom Hiddleston, Thor: The Dark World audio commentary
where is all the love—love you never even knew you were capable of—supposed to go?
—Ted Michael, Crash Test Love (2010)
Leo Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilych (1886)
he filled my days with endless wonder