"The quote was said to me two years ago, by a nurse at the hospital after I had attempted suicide. As I was getting discharged, she said, “it doesn’t get better; you just get better at handling it”. I paused for a moment, as her words really spoke to me. It’s true, because everyone always says “it gets better” and it doesn’t. You wait for it to get better..." via girls with tattoos tumblr
This is my fifth tattoo, second literary. It’s a quote from Neil Gaiman’s American Gods that reminds me to always believe in something, to have wonder, and be open to magic. It’s the beginning of a long and brilliant soliloquy by Girl Sam.