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What I Didn't Say What I Didn't Say by Keary Taylor
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“Once you start down the slippery slope of depression, it's hard to climb off of it. And sometimes you don't want to climb off of it.”
Keary Taylor, What I Didn't Say
“It felt like this was never going to end. The world wasn't going to stop crashing down until there was nothing left of me but dust.”
Keary Taylor, What I Didn't Say
“My biggest regret is what I didn’t say… (Jake)”
Keary Taylor, What I Didn't Say
“It was perfect moments like that that made all the bad ones worth living through.”
Keary Taylor, What I Didn't Say
“There was a lot of pain in that kiss. There was so much hurt and so much fear in it. I felt tears rolling down the both of our faces. But, in that kiss, there was even more want. We both wanted to smother out that pain, to not have so many horrible things in the all too recent past, to just be normal, to do the types of things we were supposed to be dealing with besides death and disability.”
Keary Taylor, What I Didn't Say
“But I had become a different person. One who looked at things in a new way. I appreciated life a whole lot more than I had last year.”
Keary Taylor, What I Didn't Say
“Sometimes I feel like all the crap in the world is building up inside me, like all the bad is just filling me like a balloon. I push it all back, live my happy life.
But sometimes that balloon exposed and all the crap lands on everything around me.”
Keary Taylor, What I Didn't Say
“Not being able to talk sucks. There's no doubt about that. There's a lot of times when I almost feel like I'm trapped inside of myself. Like if I don't talk or yell or scream or laugh I'm going to explode. A lot of the time it almost feels like I'm suffocating.”
Keary Taylor, What I Didn't Say
“What I didn’t say before no longer mattered. We had the entire future before us to say everything else.”
Keary Taylor, What I Didn't Say
“I wrote: 'Do you really not believe in love?'
I really wished I never would have asked.
'No', she had written back. 'I believe people become infatuated; maybe they even really like each other. But I don't believe in love. Those kinds of feelings just don't last. You feel them for a while, maybe even a few years, but eventually the feeling goes away.”
Keary Taylor, What I Didn't Say
“I wanted to scream as I stood there, my toes hanging over the edge of the dock. I wanted to let a gut-wrenching howl rip from my disfigured throat toward those clouded skies. I wanted to say every swear word my mother had ever taught me not to say.
I would have settled for a cut-off whimper, just as long as some kind of sound came from my lips.”
Keary Taylor, What I Didn't Say
“Reality hasn't really sunk in yet, I knew that. I didn't want to know what life was going to feel like when it finally did.”
Keary Taylor, What I Didn't Say
“It kind of scares me though, to keep wearing it every day like I do. What happens when I run out of it? Will I forget what she looked like? What it looked like when the sun reflected on her hair? The way her pillow always smelled like her? Will my memory of her run out too?”
Keary Taylor, What I Didn't Say
“Some days I miss flying so much it makes my entire chest hurt, feels like I can't breathe sometimes. I try not to think about the fact that I'll never have thousands of feet of air between me and the ground again. But it's those times that I have to remind myself that at least I got the chance to do it sometime in my life. A couple dozen solo flights are better than having never done it at all.”
Keary Taylor, What I Didn't Say
“Yet I knew this was one of those experiences for me that made you grow as a person. This was one of those times that made you put things in perspective and appreciate everything you had.”
Keary Taylor, What I Didn't Say
“We didn't say or write anything for a long time. Normally silence like that was uncomfortable and awkward. Like you needed to say something to fill the empty space in the air. But it didn't feel like that with Samantha. Maybe it was because I couldn't say anything and fill the quiet, but I thought it was more about two people just being with each other, enjoying the slowdown and the rare sunshine.”
Keary Taylor, What I Didn't Say
“It would have been really easy to spiral down into drugs or alcohol that year, for both of us. But instead we were there, together. We’d taken all the bad things that had happened to us and turned them around into something good and bigger than the two of us.”
Keary Taylor, What I Didn't Say
“Sam's eyes studied my lips and I studied hers. We each leaned in closer until our foreheads were touching. It felt like currents of electricity were running through the two of us, making me feel like I was going to melt from the intensity.”
Keary Taylor, What I Didn't Say
“There was a lot about my life that was crappy, now that I couldn't talk. But if I hadn't gotten drunk that night, if I hadn't gotten in that accident, would I have ever had this moment? Lying there in the sun, holding Sam's hand like time didn't exist and the real world couldn't touch us?
Somehow I didn't think so.”
Keary Taylor, What I Didn't Say
“I've always thought it would be nice to have the house to myself for a while. This place gets so loud all theme and there are always so many people in it. But I guess I'm grateful for all the noise and chaos. I don't know if I want to be alone in the quiet with my thoughts these days.”
Keary Taylor, What I Didn't Say
“My paper voice.”
Keary Taylor, What I Didn't Say
“Nobody is trial-free, but we have a choice.  We can choose to allow our experiences to hold us back, and to not allow us to become great or achieve greatness in this life.   Or we can allow our experiences to push us forward, to make us grateful for every day we have and to be all the more thankful for those who are around us.”- Elizabeth Smart”
Keary Taylor, What I Didn't Say
“I chuckled, but no sound came out.”
Keary Taylor, What I Didn't Say
“How about I pick out something for your mom, and you pick out something for mine?  That way if our moms hate what we got, which they won’t say if they do, we can push the blame off on each other.”
Keary Taylor, What I Didn't Say