things i have learned about love in the past few days:
it is a choice. sometimes it looks like letting someone mess up so that they can grow on their own. be there to pick them up and hug them through the pain. it’s giving them your candy bar just ‘cause. listen to their favorite song, look up the lyrics, and try to understand. remember that thing they keep saying they want to do? try to help make that happen for them. it’s going for a walk and being silent while they spill their heart. clear their dishes from the table and pour them some water. it’s letting him walk on the side of the sidewalk that’s nearest to the cars on the road because he wants to protect you. seek them out. invest.
don’t let your intentions remain as such. put them into action.
newsies appreciation week » day 4
RIP Robin Williams 😭💔
“Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien – but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit. He made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most – from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets. The Obama family offers our condolences to Robin’s family, his friends, and everyone who found their voice and their verse thanks to Robin Williams.” -President Obama
You are not your failures or rejections. You are not the boy who couldn’t love you, the job you couldn’t get, the school who wait-listed you.
It’s easy to feel hopeful on a beautiful day like today, but there will be dark days ahead of us, too. There will be days where you feel all alone. And that’s when hope is needed most. No matter how buried it gets, or how lost you feel, you must promise me that you will hold onto hope. Keep it alive. We have to be greater than what we suffer. My wish for you is to become hope. People need that. And even if you fail, what better way is there to live? As we look around here today, at all of the people who helped make us who we are, I know it feels like we’re saying goodbye. But we will carry a piece of each other into everything that we do next, to remind us of who we are. And of who we’re meant to be. I’ve had a great four years with you, and I’ll miss you all very much.
"I genuinely believe that our job, what we do, should be the same in any context. No matter what the budget is, no matter who the other actors are, the director- you should always put every part of yourself into it. Because it’s a beautiful experience to lose yourself in a character, and to learn to respect them and understand them and hate them sometimes. That to me is what this job is, it’s what I love. With this, there was always the fear of “is it gonna be huge, are people gonna hate me, are they gonna be angry that I’m not right for it, are they gonna be disappointed.. but you have to just completely put that to a side and do the best that you can, as an actor and as a person to just fulfill that role, no matter what it is. And I like playing intense women. Because as women, we are not simple. As much as the world wants us to be, we aren’t. And there’s nothing wrong with that, and we shouldn’t be ashamed of having emotions and of messing up sometimes, and being upset and angry. That’s all part of what makes us human.”