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❶This is the fear that made fish crawl onto dry land and evolve lungs, the fear that teaches us to run, the fear that makes us bury our dead. But I could not believe she had left for a perpetual journey.

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It is so hard to leave — until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world. We just stay there, looking at each other, forever. John Green Paper Towns sunsetquotes text quote quotes lit literature prose beautiful love love quote love quotes aesthetic art life life quote life quotes youth young vintage hipster relationship relationship quotes poem poetry The Fault In Our Stars Turtles All the Way Down Looking For Alaska An Abundance of Katherines.

John Green Paper Towns sunsetquotes text quote quotes lit literature prose beautiful love love quote love quotes aesthetic art life life quote life quotes youth young vintage hipster relationship relationship quotes poem poetry the fault in our stars looking for alaska turtles all the way down an abundance of katherines. The problem with books? And its only that time that we see one another, because we see out of ourselves through our cracks and into others through theirs. When did we see each other face to face?

Before that we were just looking at ideas of each other, like looking at your window shade, but never seeing inside. You keep expecting people not to be themselves. I mean, I could hate you for being massively unpunctual and for never being interested in anything other than Margo Roth Spiegelman, and for, like, never asking me about how it's going with my girlfriend - but I don't give a shit, man, because you're you.

My parents have a shit ton of black Santas, but that's okay. I'm too obsessed with a reference website to answer my phone sometimes when my friends call, or my girlfriend. You like me anyway. And I like you. You're funny, and you're smart, and you may show up late, but you always show up eventually. And in everything that came afterward, I could never stop thinking that maybe she loved mysteries so much that she became one.

Like, I will probably never be struck by lightening, or win a Nobel Prize, or become the dictator of a small nation in the Pacific Islands, or contract terminal ear cancer, or spontaneously combust. But if you consider all the unlikely things together, at least one of them will probably happen to each of us.

I could have seen it rain frogs. I could have stepped foot on Mars. I could have been eaten by a whale. I could have married the Queen of England or survived months at sea. But my miracle was different. My miracle was this: She felt the unscaleable wall surrounding her.

I thought of her asleep on the carpet with only that jagged sliver of sky above her. Maybe Margo felt comfortable there because Margo the person lived like that all the time: I mean look at it, Q: All those paper people living in their paper houses, burning the future to stay warm. All the paper kids drinking beer some bum bought for them at the paper convenience store. Everyone demented with the mania of owning things.

All the things paper-thin and paper-frail. And all the people, too. Or even Lacey, although I actually liked her. But it was the last string. It was a lame string, for sure, but it was the one I had left, and every paper girl needs at least one string, right? I turned around and splashed her. She leaned her body into mine a little and I could feel her upper arm against my ribs. When a guy like that gets promoted to Executive Vice President of Urine Gunning, immediate action must be taken.

I understand that you do not control Chuck and Jasper. But you see, I am in a similar situation. I do not control the little devil sitting on my left shoulder. So do I little angel. They strain against the string and strain against it, and then something happens, and that string gets cut, and they just float away. It was a place you go to die. I learn that it is not the idle fantasies of someone who maybe wants something important to happen to him, even if the important thing is horrible.

This cannot be addressed by breathing exercises. This fear bears no analogy to any fear I knew before. This is the basest of all possible emotions, the feeling that was with us before we existed, before this building existed, before the earth existed. This is the fear that made fish crawl out onto dry land and evolve lungs, the fear that teaches us to run, the fear that makes us bury our dead.

But I am not prepared. I made a feeble attempt. So grass is a metaphor for life, and for death, and for equality, and for connectedness, and for children, and for God, and for hope. There was no shortage of ways to see her. Not like a sister loves a brother or like a friend loves a friend. I love you like a really drunk guy loves the best girl ever. Even though you suck so much! But thanks for the beer!

That way no one can steal it from me! You like me anyway. And I like you. To try, even at this great remove, to hear the opera of her.

I liked that they liked each other. We idealize them as gods or dismiss them as animals. And I had never quite thought of her that way, not really; it was a failure of all my previous imaginings. All along—not only since she left, but for a decade before—I had been imagining her without listening, without knowing that she made as poor a window as I did. Margo was not a miracle. She was not an adventure.

She was not a fine and precious thing. She was a girl.


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