what I want to be remembered for: for being me, I guess. what else should I want to be remembered for?
a picture that makes me feel: this makes me feel like Tomu will become one heck of a top star someday. ♥
a passage from a book that has touched me: because I just spent a good few hours getting through a little more than 1/10 of atlas shrugged, this passage will be from said novel -
“He stood in the middle of the room, looking at her–and she saw a smile that came slowly, involuntarily, as if he had lost the ability to smile and was astonished that he should regain it. He looked at her incredulously, not quite believing what she was or what he felt. His glance was like a plea, like the cry for help of a man who could never cry. At her entrance, he had started their old salute, he had started to say, “Hi–” but he did not finish it. Instead, after a moment, he said, “You’re beautiful, Dagny.” He said it as if it hurt him.
He shook his head, not to let her pronounce the words they had never said to each other–even though they knew that both had said and heard them in that moment.
…She could have understood any change, but not the things she saw. There was no sparkle of life in his face, no hint of amusement; the face had become implacable. The plea of his first smile had not been a plea of weakness; he had acquired an air of determination that seemed merciless. He acted like a man who stood straught, under the weight of an unendurable burden. She saw what she could not have believed possible: that there were lines of bitterness in his face and that he looked tortured.”