I always hesitate when I go to post quotes I like because I suddenly think; ‘what if no one is going to like what I post?’ ‘What if they think that using someone else’s words instead of my own is a bit of a cop-out?’ But then I remember, no one is paying me to write these posts, it’s my blog and if I find a piece of poetry or a book or a film or a photo or even a sweet that I like, I can post it here.
Am I the only one that is such a people pleaser, that even when I have a space on the internet where I can post whatever I want, I worry about what other people want?
Well, being a girl who reads, this poem spoke to me. It’s pretty long but I promise you, it’s worth every syllable:
“[…] You see that weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a secondhand book shop? That’s the reader.
[…] Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favourite book. It will never be your fault if she does.
She has to give it a shot somehow.
[…] Because girls who read understand that all things must come to end, but that you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.
Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series.
[…] You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.
Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colourful life imaginable.” Rosemarie Urquico