"Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through."
The greatest moments with loved ones are not those you share together. No, the greatest moments are the ones in which they are so immersed in their work, daily chores and mundanities (typing an e-mail; washing three dishes; reading a book; the endless options of a routine, of a daily life) as you sit a few mere feet away from them, a silent observer, watching them outside of yourself, as they have been and always will be, and you will watch them for a few more minutes, never daring to disturb their deep immersion, their quiet, perfect being. It is like coming across a beautiful artwork, and deciding that, yes, this is the one you love and will never forget, or discovering a line in a book so precious that is underlined, memorized, repeated out loud at night, in bed, used as a reference point for your dearest belief, and seeing it everywhere, seeing it in the skies. They are much like these works of art, haunting and magnificent.