I don't want to live a small life!

When it's over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement
I was a bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it is over, I don't want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.

I don't want to end up simply having visited this world.

When Death Comes, Mary Oliver


Tasha's a sucker.

The day she let them have hot chocolate before dinner, also recognized as the day that Gus realized that centaurs are "so funny".