"i am mine.
before i am ever anyone else’s."
"I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can."
"I loved you like a man loves a woman he never touches, only writes to, keeps little photographs of."
"Date yourself. Take yourself out to eat. Don’t share your popcorn at the movies with anyone. Stroll around an art museum alone. Fall in love with canvases. Fall in love with yourself."