Welcome to our final Tuesday's Takeaways post of the semester!
Appropriately, our Top Quotes fit the theme of goodbyes.
"You are what makes me real
And as much as
We need to say
I just Can’t
-Diana Harman, Goodbye My Lonely
Our lives equally go by so fast
And yet I’ll never be able to reach you again.
Here lies my unspoken goodbye
-Alyna Valderrama, Final Words
I chased after him
But he had already said goodbye
I clung to him
But he was already leaving
-Tess Stofko, Coy or Koi
Consider this a goodbye.
My last words to you.
The final chapter in our journey together.
-Tonsor Mal, Be Patient
My heart is shattered and I think of you;
What I wouldn’t give to see you one last time.
There was no chance to say goodbye.
-Sara Ahisar, A Chance To Say Goodbye
And when we say goodbye
your taste lingers,
on our lips
in our noses
and stains the lines of our hands
-Joshua Avin, My Dad and Modest Mouse
Looking into each other’s eyes for the last time beneath the train tracks lies every I love you ever uttered
-Jerry Salem, A Not So Swift Love Story
"So now I’m saying goodbye. I’m finishing the novel of you and turning your final pages. Onto a new book, a new genre. Back on the shelf, with the rest of the tales as old as time. But this book, your story— maybe I’d even call it our story, was a good one."
-Emily Shrem, Goodbye For Now
"Excuse me, it is time to say your final goodbyes."
-Gina Rivieccio, The Invasion
'Goodbye' stems from the phrase 'god be with ye' contracted to 'godbwye' and eventually transformed into 'goodbye'
Takeaway Tuesday's will return at the beginning of the Fall 2019 semester!
Enjoy the break! <3
-Mic and Gina
Welcome back to Tuesday's Takeaways!
This week our Top Quotes center around mental health.
How do some mental health issues portray themselves?
1. "It’s like landing on another planet but everything is familiar
Leaving to return once again
Recognizing everything but refusing to say hello
Making eye contact only to look away"
-Merna Ibrahim, The Dangers of Nostalgia
2. "Body exhausted, eyes burning, mind overwhelmed with thoughts
My body resists the urge to sleep
It doesn’t want to see you again"
- Riana Kolari, Insomniac
3. "the crippling thought of making an error
courses through my mind constantly [...]
I’ve caused a problem
somehow this fault was started because of me
it’s always because of me"
- brie rose, i’m sorry
4. "[the heart] was beating and beating and
until suddenly everything else was
it felt like i was inside"
-Lia Hauser, Another Tell-Tale Story
5. "To watch a mess unfold
Beyond the brain [...]
When they whispered “suppression is not healthy”
You tuned them out, believing with all of your shaking being
That all that was being suppressed had to be worse"
-Natalie Mosseri, Suppression
Some things to remind yourself:
Disclaimer: this works for some people, not all.
"Tip #3: Don’t guilt yourself over temporary things. Your mental health is more important."
-Gabrielle Kaplun, How to Feel Beautiful 101
'Stop immersing yourself in darkness
Stop using it as a shield
Push yourself to believe all your pain will be healed"
- Latife Lita, D.F.S.
And this is okay as well:
"You never really become okay, You just find ways to make the pain temporarily go away"
-Janikaa Jackson, Healing Isn’t Real
But there are always small things that bring relief:
"Not only has writing been a catharsis, it’s helped me raise awareness for mental health and mental illness."
- Kathleen Conlon, BE PATIENT, PATIENT
Yes! If you or someone you know need to speak to a counselor, please visit 0203 James Hall. Someone is always there for you!
For next week's theme we will be sharing our goodbyes.
Make sure to stay tuned! <3
-Mic and Gina
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Each week we will post some of our favorite quotes from past publications.
Be sure to comment on your favorite quotes, and
make sure to stay tuned!
- Mic and Gina <3
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