Weekends with The Confused Raptor

I go by the pseudonym Shani Milan.
And I still don't know how to wink, whistle, do the fish thing, twist my tongue, && snap with both hands. No pressure, after all I'm just one confused raptor.

You dumb-ass,” I crooned, kissing her on the forehead. “You don’t share me. You own me.
— Where She Went, Gayle Forman (via bookswelovetoquote)
Standing here, in this quiet house where I can hear the birds chirping out back, I think I’m kind of getting the concept of closure. It’s no big dramatic before-after. It’s more like that melancholy feeling you get at the end of a really good vacation. Something special is ending, and you’re sad, but you can’t be that sad because, hey, it was good while it lasted, and there’ll be other vacations, other good times.
— Where She Went, Gayle Forman (via bookswelovetoquote)
In the calculus of feelings, you never really know how one person’s absence will affect you more than another’s.
— Where She Went, Gayle Forman (via bookswelovetoquote)
You talked to me, but you didn’t. I could see you having these two-sided conversations. The things you wanted to say to me. And the words that actually came out.
— Where She Went, Gayle Forman (via bookswelovetoquote)
Her hands were freezing, just like they always were, so I warmed them, just like I always did.
— Where She Went, Gayle Forman (via bookswelovetoquote)
I’ve become to realize there’s a world of difference between knowing something happened, even knowing why it happened, and believing it.
— Where She Went, Gayle Forman (via bookswelovetoquote)
It would’ve been easier to die. It’s not that I want to be dead now. I don’t. I have a lot in my life that I get satisfaction from, that I love. But some days, especially in the beginning, it was so hard. And I couldn’t help but think that it would’ve been so much simpler to go with the rest of them. But you—you asked me to stay. You begged me to stay. You stood over me and you made a promise to me, as sacred as any vow.
— Where She Went, Gayle Forman (via bookswelovetoquote)
A day might just be twenty-four hours but sometimes getting through one seems as impossible as scaling Everest.
— Where She Went, Gayle Forman (via bookswelovetoquote)
I needed to hate someone and you’re the one I love the most, so it fell on you.
— Where She Went, Gayle Forman (via bookswelovetoquote)
You were so busy trying to be my savior that you left me all alone.
— Where She Went, Gayle Forman (via bookswelovetoquote)
You know, I thought about that a lot these last couple of years,” She says in a choked voice. “About who was there for you. Who held your hand while you grieved for all that you’d lost?
— Where She Went, Gayle Forman (via bookswelovetoquote)
I needed to hate someone and you’re the one I love the most, so it fell on you.
— Where She Went, Gayle Forman (via bookswelovetoquote)
My stomach lurched, an appetizer before the full portion of heartache I had a feeling was going to be served at some point soon.
— If I Stay, Gayle Forman (via bookswelovetoquote)
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