“Fear of missing out” — once reserved for the party pictures we knew would come if we stayed home on a Saturday night — has progressed to a gut concern over the life stage we think we should have reached based on what our high school and college friends are sharing on Facebook.
How do you know if you’re friends or best friends?
C + J
"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals
"Ordinary father-daughter love had a charge to it that generally was both permitted and indulged. There was just something so beautiful about the big father complementing the tiny girl. Bigness and tininess together at last—yet the bigness would never hurt the tininess! It respected it. In a world in which big always crushes tiny, you wanted to cry at the beauty of big being kind and worshipful of and humbled by tiny.”
—Meg Woliter, The Interestings