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“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place”
Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You
“That’s what it feels like when you touch me. Like millions of tiny universes being born and then dying in the space between your finger and my skin. Sometimes I forget.”
Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You
“Sometimes I touch the things you used to touch, looking for echoes of your fingers.”
Iain Thomas
“And when I asked you how you’d been, I meant I missed you more than I’ve ever missed anything before.”
Iain Thomas
“Yet you still value the things you’ve lost the most. Because the things you’ve lost are still perfect in your head. They never rusted. They never broke. They are made of the memories you once had, which only grow rosier and brighter, day by day. They are made of the dreams of how wonderful things could have been and must never suffer the indignity of actually still existing. Of being real. Of having flaws. Of breaking and deteriorating. Only the things you no longer have will always be perfect.”
Iain Thomas
“If nothing else, one day you can look someone straight in the eyes and say “But I lived through it. And it made me who I am today.”
Iain Thomas
“And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, “This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!” And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, “No. This is what’s important.”
Iain Thomas
“I keep thinking you already know. I keep thinking I’ve sent you letters that were only ever written in my mind.”
Iain Thomas
“The conversation between your fingers and someone else’s skin. This is the most important discussion you can ever have.”
Iain Thomas
“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”
Iain Thomas
“There are a million ways to bleed. But you are by far my favorite.”
Iain Thomas
“If I breathe you in and you breathe me out, I swear we can breathe forever. I swear I’ll find summer in your winter and spring in your autumn and always, hands at the ends of your fingers, arms at the ends of your shoulders and I swear, when we run out of forever, when we run out of air, your name will be the last word that my lungs make air for.”
Iain Thomas
“Stop telling me to follow my heart. It once led me to you.”
Iain Thomas
“Someone you haven’t even met yet is wondering what it’d be like to know someone like you.”
Iain Thomas
“I like to think that somewhere out there, on a planet exactly like ours, two people exactly like you and me made totally different choices and that, somewhere, we’re still together. That’s enough for me.”
Iain Thomas
“Joan of Arc came back as a little girl in Japan, and her father told her to stop listening to her imaginary friends.

Elvis was born again in a small village in Sudan, he died hungry, age 9, never knowing what a guitar was.

Michelangelo was drafted into the military at age 18 in Korea, he painted his face black with shoe polish and learned to kill.

Jackson Pollock got told to stop making a mess, somewhere in Russia.

Hemingway, to this day, writes DVD instruction manuals somewhere in China. He’s an old man on a factory line. You wouldn’t recognise him.

Gandhi was born to a wealthy stockbroker in New York. He never forgave the world after his father threw himself from his office window, on the 21st floor.

And everyone, somewhere, is someone, if we only give them a chance.”
Iain Thomas
“I know you’re not here, I can see it in your eyes when we talk. Where ever you are, come back soon”
Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You
“But life isn't something that should be edited. Life shouldn't be cut. The only way you'll ever discover what it truly means to be alive and human is by sharing the full experience of what it means to be human and each blemish and freckle that comes with it.”
Iain Thomas
“I’m not the person you left behind anymore. There’s no one here to miss.”
Iain Thomas
“I have a list in my head of all the feelings I still want to feel before I die. And you have ticked so many things off that list.”
Iain Thomas
“This is my skin. This is not your skin, yet you are still under it.”
Iain Thomas
“You are the best part of all the songs I love.”
Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You
“No bird ever looked at a plane in envy”
Iain Thomas, 25 Love Poems for the NSA
tags: envy
“In bright white snow, when everything sleeps.

And hope has left you lonely.

When all you ever remember about summer is how it ended.

I send hope back to you, wherever you are.

I hope you remember all the people you still have time to be.

I hope the little things in your life inspire you to do big things with it.

I hope you remember that summer comes every year and that the sun, is still sweet.

I hope you learn to hope again.

I, still, hope.”
Iain Thomas
“Remember, you are part of a beautiful story that did not start when you were born.

As your body cuts through the air, think of only the things that made you smile, the people that made you love, the ideas that made you strong.

Remember, those things will never happen again but they cannot unhappen.”
Iain Thomas
“I’d study the science of you until I turned it into an art.
The way your atoms rub together.
Molecules colliding.
Chemistry building.
Explosions of heat and radiation burning
like a star at the end of the world.”
Iain Thomas
“The world is hard because you may wake up today but not tomorrow. And yet no one will accept "fear of death and a futile existence" as a reasonable excuse to miss work.

The world is hard because you will have to fight for the things you love or worse, fight the things you love.”
Iain Thomas
“Maybe you're one of those people that believes that sometimes, the most reckless thing you can do with your heart, is not being reckless with it.”
Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You
tags: love
“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”
Iain Thomas
“Everyone changes so slowly, they don't even know that they have. And everyone likes to pretend that things are just the same yet they look at you like you could bring something back that's supposed to already be here. But home is a time. Not just a place.”
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