Category Archives: teen

Advice that reminds us we see what we want to see.

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What matters, matters and our feelings show for it.

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Frenemy logic.

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends. -Abe Lincoln

That’s what love can do to you. So don’t leave someone stranded. That’s the only way to solve it.

“She had made him leave his old self behind and come into her world, and then before he was really at home in it but too late to go back, she had left him stranded there—like an astronaut wandering about on the moon.”

—Katherine Paterson, Bridge to Terabithia

It is difficult to allow acceptance that a little girl could grow up, and die, in Hitler’s wrath…and still think people are good.

But it is easy to accept that she knew there is both good and evil in the world. And that good could still win out even if she herself would not. 

“Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.”

—Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

If you haven’t read Lord of the Flies, you are missing true adventure and a sickening heartache for mankind and what it can do to each other.

Even in today’s world, the proverbial death of Piggy seems to happen everyday when I read the news. 

“Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy.”

—William Golding, Lord of the Flies

Stay Gold! Advice to take with you and remember when someone has you feeling your worst.

“Stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold.”

—S. E. Hinton, The Outsiders

Kissing. And more kissing. And more. And more. That’s how to make her smile. There’s actually scientific evidence on this. Google it.

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Snicket advice…books that lead life.

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It was a dark and stormy night…

…and an owl moved the still air with its sinister reminder that the night does not belong to one alone. With each step the crunch of dead leaves left a trail of bread crumbs for any predator to follow. When at last the faintest light made its way through the dense forest…

 

And you fill in the rest. I did the beginning for you. 🙂