Walking your path doesn't mean you don't hurt, it means the pain is worth the progress. sometimes you have to break something down in order to remake it, and that includes yourself, or it did for me. there were moments when i wept for an easier road, but in the end i would not trade my path for anyone else's. it is mine and the traveling of it has made me who i am, and continues to shape and remold me into the best, happiest, most productive, most playful me, i've ever been.
I smiled at him, as doyle squeezed my hand and i squeezed back. "some people are addicted to falling in love, doctor. some people love that rush of new emotions, and when that first rush of new love is spent, they move on to the next, thinking the love wasn't real. what i felt in her, and potentially in you, is the love of years. love that knows that that first rush of freshness isn't the real thing. it's the tip of the iceberg.
I'm pro-choice because i've never been a fourteen-year-old incest victim pregnant by her father, or a woman who's going to die if the pregnancy continues, or a rape victim, or even a teenager who made a mistake. i want women to have choices, but i also believe that it's a life, especially once it's big enough to live outside the womb.