"don’t call me beautiful
i don’t care
call me intelligent
tell me my laugh is contagious;
that i made you smile
tell me i have something to offer"
"The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it - basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them."
Charles Bukowski, Tales of Ordinary Madness
"To know what a person has done, and to know who a person is, are very different things."
Hannah Kent, Burial Rites