Thursday, March 18, 2010

Exposure of a Stupid Secret

I love this quote by A.A. Milne so freakin' much I've contemplated having it tattooed on my body multiple times. I've never told anyone because I'm embarassed of the seeming juvenile-nature of the quote.

"Whatever fortune brings, don't be afraid of doing things."
It bugs me how much I love the quote because it sounds like it was written for a four year old with learning disabilities.
I guess maybe the simplicity resonates - taps into my ongoing problems with anxiety, shyness, and habit-for-excuses. I don't know. Just don't be surprised if someday this conversation occurs between us...
You: Come in the pool!
Me: Uhhmm okay but I'm keeping my shirt on.
You: Why?
Me: *silence*


Justin Phillips said...

i have similar experiences with music i find too sugary. don't want my friends to know. but then i think.. fuck that. i know more about music than my friends, so if i like it i can defend myself. you should be able to do the same with words..

Jessica said...

I agree with the guy above. Sometimes I like really sappy quotes, and I feel kind of lame admitting it. But sometimes they just strike a chord and you don't really know why. I say, let your freak flag fly!