You take a role and embrace it, but know that you are never whole, and those who fall in love with you or otherwise fall for your performance, not you, for you is never constant.
"The best feelings in the world for me are being able to read a book at a quiet place, being able to sniff the pages of a new book, being able to hear, feel, and smell the turning of each page and how a book can lead you to another world without really moving. And if these were taken away from me then life would be meaningless. Yes, I absolutely relentlessly love books and yes, I’d want books as gifts to every possible gift-giving-celebration throughout my lifetime. No one would ever get how books move in my orbit but I know there’s a lot like me who loves books and wouldn’t replace them for anything."
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Definitions of words should only be considered universal if the definition itself submits towards the reflexive adaptivity of the individual human experience.
In other words, don’t think the meanings you apply to words is identical to the meanings of the audiences receiving them.
"I just can’t believe that life would give us to each other," he said, "and then take it back."
"I can," she said. "Life’s a bastard." Rainbow Rowell; Eleanor & Park
- Park: Do you have a nickname?
- Eleanor: Yeah, Eleanor.
- Park: Not Nora? Or Ella? Or..Lena, you could be Lena. Or Lenny or Elle...
- Eleanor: Are you trying to give me a nickname?
- Park: No, I love your name. I don't want to cheat myself out of a single syllable.
I just had to blog about this as soon as I finished reading it. Fell in love just by reading the first few pages. I don’t know but there’s just something about this book. I was caught off guard and couldn’t even believe I was already on the last page until I saw the acknowledgements. I was actually like, “Noooooo! Why is this the last page??" (haha), and I knew then that I really liked it because I wanted more pages to read. I wanted to know more, I wanted to know what’s going to happen next, not only with Eleanor and Park’s relationship but also with Eleanor’s mom and siblings, with that bastard Richie and with Park and Eleanor’s separate lives. I bet if there was a second book (which I wish there was), it would be about how Eleanor and Park would cope with their long distance relationship, if they’re still in a relationship. Because I wasn’t really sure if they had a happy ending or not.
Anyway, what I also liked about this book is that the situations written in it could happen and is also happening in real life. But what’s more likeable is that it really captured how it was to be a teen and in love without any cliches and whatnot.
This book didn’t taught me that first love would last nor that any love could last but it sure made me believe that somehow, it could happen ;)