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[…] Because I know there are people
who say all these things don’t happen.
There are people who forget what it’s like
to be 16 when they turn 17.
I know these will all be stories someday.
And our pictures will become old photographs.
And we’ll all become somebody’s mom or dad.
But right now these moments are not stories.
This is happening.
I am here.
And I am looking at her.

And She is SO Beautiful.

I can see it.
This one moment when you know you’re not a sad story.
You are alive.
You stand up and see the lights on the buildings…
And you’re listening to that song on that drive…
with the people you love most in this world.
And in this moment, I swear…

We Are Infinite

(from The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky, 2013)