1.- I don’t yet own The Fault in Our Stars (the movie). And I’m gonna have to get it with my Christmas money, because sometimes I need things to keep me in that peculiar place of just loving with abandon and believing I’ll just fall in love with some human some time eventually. And I like staying in that place.
2.- People not saying what they mean.
3.- Too many people believing that anything good can only happen after struggle.
4.- People not leaning into all the life that they have around them. Not feeling pain, but not feeling joy either.
5.- There’s not enough summer right now.
6.- Not enough people taking risks.
7.- I have a friend who is only a friend and could not ever be more but I like Augustus Waters because he is all of the confident (but not cocky or presumptuous)and funny and kind and thoughtful and this friend just happens to be a lot like him. So that’s a weird thing in my brain.
8.- Too many people not realizing that some people are worth the possibility of their heartbreak and their time and their energy and that everyone is worth their love.
9.- Not enough people looking at the people they love and being in awe.
10.- Not enough grown ups being grown ups.
11.- Not enough babies being babies.
12.- Not enough of me leaning into fast and crazy and love and stuff (because I’ve got the calm, slow, cool thing under control).
13.- Not enough people saying “I love you.”
14.- Not enough people trusting love.
15.- Not enough hand holding.
16.- Too many people trying to be islands.
17.- There’s more, I’m sure. But cleaning beckons.