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Gnossienne n. a moment of awareness that someone you’ve known for years still has a private and mysterious inner life, and somewhere in the hallways of their personality is a door locked from the inside, a stairway leading to a wing of the house that you’ve never fully explored—an unfinished attic that will remain maddeningly unknowable to you, because ultimately neither of you has a map, or a master key, or any way of knowing exactly where you stand. (via pambeesly)

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     “Today, I had a major argument with my mom, and things came into perspective for me. We have people in our lives that we love, and we appreciate what they have to say because they want us to be happy. But I realized that sometimes our loved ones put you in a box, and don’t allow you to be yourself. My mom is overly loving, and tries to protect me from the world. You’ll never find your true self if you’re always in a shelter. You have to make mistakes and experience the world. At some point you have to say, ‘You know what? This is my life. I have to do what’s best for me.’     “I think I’ve finally come to that point. I’ve been addicted to pleasing people. I used to ask for validation a lot from other people, instead of doing things on my own without seeking approval or suggestions. I feel fearless now, and I don’t think I’ve ever felt like that before. My dreams are so big – I want to do anything and everything. There’s still that little girl in me who believes that she can be a ballerina, or an astronaut – you know, all those things we wanted to be when we were little. We believed we could be those things. I still have it in me.”