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“Don't be cautious. Be careful,' she reminds me. Cautious people are afraid of the unknown and avoid it. Careful people plan so that they're more confident when they face the unknown.”
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes
“When I looked up at the stars, I saw us. You were the stars and I was the dark sky behind you”
“Without dark sky you couldn’t see the stars”
“I knew I was useful” he says
“You’re essential”
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes
“It's years in the making, and it's messy and convoluted, some of it even tragic. But I wouldn't change the route, because we walked it together, even when we were apart. And the best part about it is that it's unfinished. Uncertainty isn't always a bad thing. Sometimes it can even be filled with extraordinary potential.”
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes
“What's that?"
"French press."
"For coffee? Real coffee? Not instant?"
"We're camping, Zorie, not living in a dystopian nightmare.”
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes
“Uncertainty isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes it can even be filled with extraordinary potential.”
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes
“Planning can't save you from everything. Change is inevitable and uncertainty is a given. And if you plan so much that you can't function without one, life's no fun. All the calendars, journals, and lists in the world won't save you when the sky falls.”
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes
“But there’s comfort in knowing that when your plans fall apart, you can survive. That the worst thing imaginable can happen, but you can get through it.”
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes
“We?"
"You and me, yes."
"The two of us hiking to Condor Peak? Alone?"
"I wasn't planning on inviting the bear along, but if you think we need a chaperone..”
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes
“We’re under the same starry sky,” I say.
“We always are.”
“Not together,” I argue.
“I think we’ve always been together, even when we were apart,” he says, slipping his hand around mine.
“I know it’s a cliché, but sometimes I would look up at the stars and wonder if you were ever looking at them at the same time,” I admit.
“When I looked up at the stars, I saw us. You were the stars, and I was the dark sky behind you.”
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes
“You were the stars, and I was the dark sky behind you."
"Without dark sky, you couldn't see the stars."
"I knew I was useful," he says.
"You're essential.”
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes
“If Brett is Sirius, brighter than anything else in the night sky, Lennon in the moon: often dark and hidden, but closer than any star. Always there.”
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes
“Lennon is the moon: often dark and hidden, but closer than any star. Always there.”
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes
“It’s being a capable human being, which is something I think a lot of people have forgotten how to do.”
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes
“It's actually happening. It's good, and a little awkward, and sometimes funny, because wow, human bodies are weird. But it's also more than I expected—than I ever hoped.
It's all of him and all of me, and most of all, it's us, it's us, it's us
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes
“Planning can't save you from everything. Change is inevitable and uncertainty is a given. And if you plan so much that you can't function without one, life's no fun. All the calendars, journals, and lists in the world won't save you when the sky falls. And maybe, just maybe, I've been using planning less as a coping mechanism and more as an excuse to avoid anything I couldn't control.
But that doesn't mean preparation is altogether bad. Planning can be useful when you've come out on the wrong side of a cave and need to figure out a new way to get back on route.
When all you can do is put one foot in front of the other and push forward.”
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes
“For our one-month anniversary, he made me a picture map.

A map of us.

It’s years in the making, and it’s messy and convoluted, some of it even tragic. But I wouldn’t change the route, because we walked it together, even when we were apart. And the best part about it is that it’s unfinished.

Uncertainty isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes it can even be filled with extraordinary potential.”
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes
“I believe in schedules, routines, washi-tape-covered calendars, bulleted lists in graph-paper journals, and best-laid plans.”
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes
“Tomorrow you’re going to be eating boring nuts-and-fruit trail mix, and you’ll think, Self, why did I go crazy with all those ridiculous bets? Sure wish I had some chocolate. And I will just laugh like an evil overlord.”
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes
“But we'll get through it. Bad times don't last. You just have to hang on until they pass.”
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes
“Uncertainty isn't always a bad thing. Sometimes it can even be filled with extraordinary potential.”
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes
“I mean learning how to spot danger and avoid it in a responsible, careful way. You have to understand your environment. Respect it.”
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes
“Planning can’t save you from everything. Change is inevitable and uncertainty is a given. And if you plan so much that you can’t function without one, life’s no fun. All the calendars, journals, and lists in the world won’t save you when the sky falls. And maybe, just maybe, I’ve been using planning less as a coping mechanism and more as an excuse to avoid anything I couldn’t control. But that doesn’t mean preparation is altogether bad. Planning can be useful when you’ve come out on the wrong side of a cave and need to figure out a new way to get back on route. When all you can do is put one foot in front of the other and push forward.”
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes
“We are goddamn amazing. We're a rocket ship filled with potential. Either we die in a fiery blaze before we leave the Earth's atmosphere, or we make it through and orbit the moon."
"If you're trying to seduce me with space stuff, it's totally working."
His smile is divine. "Yeah?"
"Yeah.”
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes
“Spontaneity is overrated. Movies and television shows would like us to believe that life is better for party goers who dare to jump into pools with their clothes on. But behind the scenes, it's all carefully scripted. The water is the right temperature. Lighting and angles are carefully considered. Dialogue is memorized. And that's why it's so appealing - because someone carefully planned it all. Once you realize this, life gets a whole lot simpler.”
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes
I like all my things to go right."
"That's not how the world works."
"It's how it should work,"
I say. I like plans that go smoothly. That's the beauty I believe in. Nothing is better than when things go exactly how I expect."
"I know that's what you like,"
he says, eyes squinting out the sun to peer down at me. "And there's comfort in that, sure. But there's comfort in knowing that when your plans fall apart, you can survive. That the worst thing imaginable can happen, but you can get through it. That's why I like to read horror fiction. It's not about the monsters. It's about the hero surviving them and living to tell the tale.
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes
“It's how it should work," I say. "I like plans that go smoothly. That's the beauty I believe in. Nothing is better than when things go exactly how I expect."
"I know that's what you like," he says, eyes squinting out the sun to peer down at me. "And there's comfort in that, sure. But there's comfort in knowing that when your plans fall apart, you can survive. That the worst thing imaginable can happen, but you can get through it. That's why I like to read horror fiction. It's not about the monsters. It's about the hero surviving them and living to tell the tale.”
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes
“But there's comfort in knowing that when your plan falls apart, you can survive. That the worst thing imaginable can happen, but you can get through it." -Lennon”
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes
“Los tiempos malos no duran. Tienes que aguantar hasta que pasan.”
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes
“If Brett is Sirius, brighter than anything else in the sky, Lennon is thee moon: often dark and hidden, but closer than any star. Always there.”
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes
“Enya, patron saint of alternative health clinics around the world.”
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes

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