"Before Sadie came along, smug parents would tell me that you can only really know love when you have a child. I interpreted this to mean the love you feel for your child, which I now know is vast and indefinable. But I wonder if they meant it in a greater sense. It is the love we receive that astounds me. You never know how much people care about you until you fall apart a little and everyone picks you up, piece by piece, and puts you back together again."
"I bet David Spade really misses Chris Farley."
— a 50-something Midwestern tourist mom, to her 30-something Midwestern tourist daughter on the subway today, after a long silence (via christinefriar)