My name is Hazel, it's an in-between color for a girl with an in-between personality.
I'm using this blog for activity; to keep my mind off of my condition, as my mom says.
I am diagnosed with stage IV thyroid cancer, but I'm just a normal girl trying to live a normal life. That is, if fate will let me.
"There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There’s .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I’m likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful."
My eulogy at Gus’ funural.
"My thoughts are like stars I can’t fathom into constellations."
I love you. You will be greatly missed. You gave me forever within a number of days, and I’m grateful.
|Mrs. Waters (Gus' Mother):||He had a tough night, Hazel. His heart is working too hard. He needs to scale back on activity. Wheelchairs from here on out. They're putting him on some new medicine that should be better for the pain.|
|Me:||Can I see him?|
|Mrs. Waters:||You know we love you, Hazel, but right now it needs to be just family. I'll tell him you visited.|
So we’re home from Amsterdam, it was an amazing trip. But, Augustus isn’t doing so well, he’s sick again.
So, Peter Van Houten isn’t the person we were expecting. He just some old drunk who wrote an amazing book ten years ago and has completely changed. Apparently his assistant is the one who invited us in the first place, she thought it would be good for him to “meet some fans”
We finally made it! Amsterdam from sky view
IT’S OFFICIAL! WE’RE GOING TO AMSTERDAM!
I finally get to talk to Peter Van Houten about the book! Augustus, my mother and I are leaving soon this week
One swing set, well worn but structurally sound, seeks new home. Make memories with your kid or kids so that someday he or she or they will look into the backyard and feel the ache of sentimentality as desperately as I did this afternoon. It’s all fragile and fleeting, dear reader, but with this swing set, your child(ren) will be introduced to the us and downs of human life gently and safely, and may also learn the most important lesson of all: No matter how hard you kick, no matter how high you get, you can’t go all the way around.
Swing set currently resides near 83rd and Spring Mill.