From a 1994 interview
… after a while, you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul, you learn that love does not mean leaning and company does not mean security, you begin to learn that kisses are not contacts and presents are not promises, you begin to accept your defeats with your head held high and eyes ahead with the grace of an adult not the grief of a child. you learn to build your roads on today because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans, besides, futures have a way of falling down mid flight…
And after a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much of it… So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for some one to bring you flowers… Aasha
I went around to a friends house today and I was in her bedroom admiring her wall of things. She has a full wall that is plastered in pictures and they slowly fade into drawings of some of the most obsolete things I can think of. She is one of the best artist I know and even though she acts like such a child and her personality doesn't reflect seriousness at all, she is also the smartest, at least within our year group.
About halfway up the wall I saw a drawing of a boy sitting with the most cheerful grin on his face and a girl, with billowing hair that is surrounding them, hugging him from behind.
It just has the simple caption, “I like you more than personal space”.
I've never really thought about it before but it is something I am going to keep with me.