for bits and pieces of you.
I want all of you."
—Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 7: Brief Lives
I want to save up enough money so I can move back to Washington and live in an apartment with my boyfriend. I want to study astronomy, physics, psychology, art, and writing. I want to start painting the digital art I create. I want to write at least one poetry book and have it published. I want to be able to jog for three miles without stopping. I want to help my boyfriend be happy. I want to travel overseas, maybe to Germany. I want to swim in the ocean. I want to eventually live out of the states. I want to start reading again.
Thank you for asking. I didn’t realize I had this many goals.
under your tongue too long
without speaking it
it becomes blood."
—Naomi Shihab Nye, from “Hidden,” in Fuel (BOA Editions, Ltd., 1998)
—Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre