Can you remember

“’Can you stay friends with an ex?’ she ask.
By this she means, can you forget the nights
when your head was on his stomach
and his hands were in your hair
and you swore you would never let each other go?
Or, maybe more importantly, can you remember but still let go? 
By this, at least, I mean: Can you remember and not want it back?
Can you remember and not feel sad?”

Sue Zhao

freedom

"It's funny.
When you leave your home and wander really far,
you always think, 'I want to go home!'
But then you come home, and of course it's not the same.
You can't live with it, you can't live away from it.
And it seems like from then on there's
always this yearing for some place that doesn't exist.
I felt that.
Still do.
I'm never completely at home anywhere."

Danzy Senna