Now I expect less than they can actually can give: to stay close silently. And their feelings, friendship, noble deeds always seem like a miracle to me: a true grace.
— Albert Camus, Notebooks 1935-1942. (via wordsnquotes)
Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping
you and I both know we were never ‘just friends’,
there was nothing platonic about the way my hands would shake for days after you’d touched them.
— HE. (via stayygone)