At the dog area of the beach at Pancake Bay Provincial Park!
Intrigued by an ant hill.
I raised a murderer.
R. I. P. plastic zebra.
"From each sad remnant of decay, some forms of life arise so shall his life be taken away before he knoweth that he hath it." - Charles MackayCimetière du Père Lachaise
July 22nd 2014
During his sixth-grade year with the woman he once called Mrs. Hooper, Cruz’s biological mother was on husband No. 5 — an abusive, tyrannical man Cruz doesn’t like to talk about.
Cruz, his four half-siblings, their mother and “No. 5” lived in a one-room lean-to on a turnrow in the middle of a field.
He wore the same green pants and striped shirt to school every day, Hooper remembers, and the only shoes he had to wear were his sister’s. He and his siblings were sent home with lice 12 times that year.
In December of that school year, Cruz changed, Hooper said. He starting asking if he could help around the classroom, and it wasn’t long before Hooper and her husband, Gale, hired him to do odd jobs at their home and rental properties for cash — money his stepfather didn’t let him keep.
One cold, snowy day in February 1983, Cruz had the last fight he would have with his stepfather — one in which he told the man in no uncertain terms he would beat him up when he got older.
No. 5 kicked him out. He was 12.
Cruz’s mom packed everything he owned in a cardboard box, called Hooper and took her son to hide at a nearby truck stop. When Hooper arrived, she found the two behind an 18-wheeler, and Cruz’s mom asked if Hooper could keep him for the weekend — just until things at home calmed down.
“He never left,” Hooper said. “I had him from then on.”
- The boy who takes your virginity is only going to love you long enough for you to stay in his bed.
- Your first job is never the best job. But you’ll meet some of your best friends there.
- Sometimes things don’t go the way you expect them to at all.
- People are usually never who they say they are.
- If you love someone, you need to tell them. Nobody is good at the guessing game.
- If your best friends don’t like the boy you’re involving yourself with, chances are he’s bad news.
- If a boy starts an invitation with, “Are you home alone”/”I’ll be home alone”, say no. You are a human being, not a toy to be played with.
- If some boy invites you to “the backseat of his truck”, he’s a piece of shit. Tell him to fuck himself.
- “Sorry” doesn’t always fix what you messed up.
- Stop wasting time wishing you could take back what you already did.
- You are at fault sometimes.
- There’s going to be a boy that you let get away. Yes, you loved him. It’s for the best, though.
- Toxic people hardly ever start off toxic.
- It’s always nice to make new friends, but never forget who your real friends are.
- Never lose the friends that would answer their phone at 3am if you called
- Never lose sight of who you are because of a boy.
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