Excerpt from “Conversations with my Mother”
"I think you need to fall in love with the wrong person. I think you need to fight and cry and sweat and bleed and fail. I think you need to have bad relationships and bad breakups. I think you need all of that so that when the right person and the right relationship comes along you can sigh with relief and say, “Ah yes. That is how it’s supposed to feel.”"
"I forgave everybody, I gave up, I got drunk."
Jack Kerouac, On the Road