"Hazel Grace, they don’t actually hurt you unless you light them."
I love late nights where you can confess everything.
Having someone to talk to every night is one of the best feeling. Because you know that you can tell him everything. Those things that are bottling up inside you will not going to bother you anymore because you can finally share it to someone. And as he listens to you thoroughly, you kind of forget about the time and you begin to enjoy his company. His words of advice kind of help you a lot. He can relate to your confessions and the fact that he didn’t tell you to stop because those things you’re telling him were pure nonsense gives you the confidence that he cares. He listens attentively and he doesn’t just say “I know what you feel”, he say “I may not know what you’re going through but I respect you because you’re strong enough to endure such things.” Just when you thought that no one will understand that you’re hurting, someone is there, talking to you and making you feel that you’re not alone because he’s there to guide you in the dark.
They say that you can never know someone completely until you talk to him/her late at night. That’s right. Because words are honest during this time. Maybe it’s the silence of the night that’s telling you to open up yourself completely. Or maybe because you’ve got a feeling that this someone you’re talking to is real and that he’ll never lose asleep talking to you if you don’t mean anything to him. Late nights like these are very helpful. Because somehow, it can lighten those burdens you’re carrying inside. Somehow, the pain you have was reduced. Though it’s not yet completely gone, the mere fact that you feel a little better after you talk for hours is enough to ease the fatigue trying to posses you. And thanks to that someone for helping you. He may not be aware of it but his presence is very much appreciated. His words of comfort act as erasers of your doubts and uncertainties. Though nights like that rarely happens, because not all people are interested listening to your endless rants and not all of them give a damn about you, knowing that someone among them cares and is willing to listen is enough reason for you to lose asleep and confess everything.
"You must learn her.
You must know the reason why she is silent. You must trace her weakest spots. You must write to her. You must remind her that you are there. You must know how long it takes for her to give up. You must be there to hold her when she is about to.
You must love her because many have tried and failed. And she wants to know that she is worthy to be loved, that she is worthy to be kept.And, this is how you keep her." -Junot Diaz- This is How you Lose Her (via stevenbong)