Not my circus. Not my monkeys. (Polish proverb) Every time you feel yourself getting drawn into other people's nonsense, repeat these words. Great to remember, because I am trying to not get sucked into peoples drama
The quote is from "A Girl I Knew," a short story by J.D. The story is pretty typical Salinger -- ambiguous and sad and philosophical -- and it's one of my favorites. Salinger had a beautiful way with simple words.
that feeling. That moment when you finish a book, look around and realize that everyone is just carrying on with their lives. as though you didn't just experience emotional trauma at the hands of a paperback
Friend: Let's go on an adventure! -pulls out map- Me: OKAY! -pulls out book sits down and starts reading- Friend:. that's not an adventure, that's a book. Me: To you it's just another book, to me it's another adventure.
The books that I read leave a mark on my soul. I feel like every time you read a good book you get more interesting, smart, brave etc. Every book also carries its own lesson that makes you a better person.