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Golden Golden by Jessi Kirby
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“One often meets her destiny on the road she takes to avoid it.”
Jessi Kirby, Golden
“But sometimes life gives us those rare moments where we do see chance as it’s happening. And in those moments, we have a choice. And sometimes we have to take a risk. And it’s scary. It makes us vulnerable. But I know now it’s worth it.”
Jessi Kirby, Golden
“We're all more than the person we show to everyone else.”
Jessi Kirby, Golden
“It seems to me that the experiences that stay with you, the things you'll always remember, aren't the ones you can force, or go looking for. I've always thought of those things as the ones that somehow find you.”
Jessi Kirby, Golden
“But what I realize, here, now, is that it's not actually making the choice that takes courage. It's facing it afterward. Owning up to it, whether it's good or bad.”
Jessi Kirby, Golden
“Life is made of moments. and choices. Not all of them matter, or have any lasting impact. Skipping class in favor of a taste of freedom, picking a prom dress because of the way it transforms you into a princess in the mirror. Even the nights you steal away from an open window, tiptoe silent to the end of the driveway, where darkened headlights and the pull of something unknown beckon. These are all small choices, really. Insignificant as soon as they’re made. Innocent.
But then.
Then there’s a different kind of moment. One when things are irrevocably changed by a choice we make. A moment we will play endlessly in our minds on lonely nights and empty days. One we’ll search repeatedly for some indication that what we chose was right, some small sign that tells us the truth isn’t nearly as awful as it feels. Or as awful as anyone would think if they knew.
So we explain it to ourselves, justify it enough to sleep. And then we bury it deep, so deep we can almost pretend it never happened. But as much as we wish it were different, the truth is, our worlds are sometimes balanced on choices we make and the secrets we keep.”
Jessi Kirby, Golden
“Sometimes a shock to the system is a good thing, you know? Like a reminder that you're alive.”
Jessi Kirby, Golden
“In three words I can sum up all that I've learned about: It goes on.”
Jessi Kirby, Golden
“We're all more than the person we show to everyone else. At least I hope so. Because I feel like there's more to me than that. I just haven't had the chance yet to show it.”
Jessi Kirby, Golden
“It's easy to forget to look up when all you do is focus on the road straight ahead.”
Jessi Kirby, Golden
“Time goes by slowly when you spend it waiting.”
Jessi Kirby, Golden
“Nothing could be left to chance, because chance, after all, can be dangerous. But what I didn't realize all that time, what I missed all along, is that chance is everywhere. It's also what life is made of. It's all around us, but most of the time we never see it working.”
Jessi Kirby, Golden
“Everyone wants the people to end up together in the end. It's human nature. The funny thing is, you always know they're going to. You just never know how.”
Jessi Kirby, Golden
“I've got this tiny pang of regret when I think of how much I have probably missed out on in the last few years because I was too scared to take a risk, or too shy to speak up, or too worried to be bold. It is my one wild and precious life, after all.”
Jessi Kirby, Golden
“A moment was all it took to change everything.”
Jessi Kirby, Golden
“But when’s the last time you took a chance? Or didn’t do what someone else expected of you? Or did something you really wanted to, even though you probably shouldn’t have?”
Jessi Kirby, Golden
“I want this day to be my fresh start. I want this to be the day I step out of my comfort zone and go somewhere new.”
Jessi Kirby, Golden
“Some things need to be said. And sometimes they require strong words.”
Jessi Kirby, Golden
“People always put their own spin on things, remember what they want to remember, and somewhere in the middle of it all is the truth - the real version - one you could only write yourself if you were willing to.”
Jessi Kirby, Golden
“How many people have gotten older and forgotten about the things they hoped for and dreamed about when they were young? Or given up without ever taking a chance, or settled in life because it's easier, or they're scared, or whatever other excuses? How many people need a reminder of who they once were?”
Jessi Kirby, Golden
“And the whole time I was pleading with fate, or chance, or whatever, for him to find me. Just find me again. Find me and take me somewhere secret, where I can be who I am when I’m with him.”
Jessi Kirby, Golden
“Every choice has the power to affect your life later on in ways you can't go back and change.”
Jessi Kirby, Golden
tags: life
“I was afraid of what he might be able to see. Because all of a suddent it didn't feel like we were standing on the beach anymore. It felt like we were balanced on a thin, thin line. That fragile one that divides the invisible space between something and nothing, or before and after.”
Jessi Kirby, Golden
“It's not actually making the choice that take courage. It's facing it afterward.”
Jessi Kirby, Golden
tags: life
“I don't know what comes next. I can't know, until I've walked the road I've chosen. I slow at the thought. I don't have a plan, and there is no map for this. It's terrifying, but there's a spark of exhilaration that gives me hope that the choice I just made could turn out to be the right and this feels infinitely better than the weight of regret.”
Jessi Kirby, Golden
“It's a strange, surreal thing to watch an ideal crumble right in front of your eyes, and to know there's absolutely nothing you can do about it.”
jessi kirby, Golden
“That's the best part. The how.”
Jessi Kirby, Golden
“The real measure of how passionate she is about something is whether she invokes an f-bomb.”
Jessi Kirby, Golden
“That’s what seems the most sad to me—that neither of them even think there’s a possibility they can be together.”
Jessi Kirby, Golden
“I sink into it completely, letting everything else fall away so all that's left is this. A moment like a poem.”
Jessi Kirby, Golden

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