While you so graciously gave my dad a $25 ticket for parking 15 whole minutes longer than he should have, little did you know that a nurse was explaing to him that my mum, who is battling terminal lung cancer, will need surgery and need to stop chemotherapy until fully healed. Little did you realize that this is a blow to us already, as she’s had to stop treatment for a whole month and this is her last shot for the two years that they have given her to live.
You make me sick. You think that 15 whole minutes at 8 pm is going to make a difference in your petty little world? You can seriously take your handheld device and shove it. I am sick of your company preying on the ill, the stressed and the worried.
But hey, you’re just doing your job, right? You just caught one more person “seriously violating” parking rules, unlike the douchbags that can’t park within the lines, right?
“It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling— that really hollowed-out feeling.”—J.K. Rowling (via wordsnquotes)
“Peeta’s argument is that since I chose you, I now owe him. Anything he wants. And what he wants is the chance to go in and protect you.”—
Haymitch, Catching Fire
I don’t really understand how people can say that Peeta manipulated Katniss for his own gain. If he was truly using her, he could have killed her in the first Games or not volunteered to protect her in the second one. He could have just let her go in with Haymitch and let them figure it out themselves.
What I think people fail to understand when reading SC’s books, is that she was using these books as a vehicle to portray war, the effects it has on humanity and the ability to overcome it. If we look at it from that perspective, we see these characters as more than just two guys and a girl.
Katniss being the protagonist and symbol for change.
The men in her life representing the two methods to change:
Peeta being the innate good in humanity and hope that spurs us on to live.
Gale being the self-destruction in humanity and our ability to hate one another.
We get to see the different effects of each method and its consequences throughout the book. When we choose Everlark, we choose hope, the promise that life can go on, that things can be good again.
Who is ready for chilly nights, pumpkin spiced lattes, hoodie & jeans, bonfires, crisp air, cider mills, hayrides, haunted houses, 13 nights of Halloween, apple cider, fall candles, changing leaves, carving pumpkins, and walks in the woods. I know I sure am!