"We’re almost there and nowhere near it. All that matters is we’re going."
"I try to stay away from other people. I don’t like to have to be keeping up pretenses all the time— it’s exhausting. Being a loner forces me to be two-faced sometimes, though. I’m always having to make up little stories to get out of social situations. But I’d much rather be alone, watching films. I enjoy watching actors. They’re always pretending, just like me."
"I don’t want to be the mom that my mom was. I have to be very present all the time, and very watchful of any patterns I might be repeating."
"What pattern are you most fearful of repeating?"
"Shutting him down all the time. Not letting him have a voice."