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Trashcanman

Trashcanman

Joined August 2017

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Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
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A Confession | Leo Tolstoy

I did not myself know what I wanted: I feared life, desired to escape from it, yet still hoped something of it.

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Travels of Learning: A Geography of Science in Europe | Ana Simes, A. Carneiro, M.P. Diogo

Making the ungrateful grateful will bring tears to your eyes, tears of blood bleeding from the heart.

TheBookHippie 🤍 21h
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Runaways | Rachel Sawden

I was feeling sad
Can't help looking back
Highways flew by

Run, run away
No sense of time
Like you to stay
Want to keep you inside

IamIamIam I hate it when the ghosts rattle their chains just to remind you they're still behind you. Chin up, buttercup, & walk through. You'll only trip yourself if you're looking backwards! 🤗🦃🤘 2d
Karkar You got this George! Hugs. ❤️❤️ 2d
FlowerFairy You‘ve got this!!! 1d
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FelinesAndFelonies Thinking of you and sending positive energy. You were thought of at our table. Happy Thanksgiving from Illinois!! 1d
Trashcanman @FelinesAndFelonies you made me feel warm inside, thank you for your continued kindness, truly. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours ❤️ 22h
Trashcanman @FlowerFairy thank you so much 22h
Trashcanman @Karkar Thank you Karin. I appreciate you. ❤️ 22h
Trashcanman @IamIamIam Happy Thanksgiving Jess, Thank you for your kindness. It means a lot to me. 22h
IamIamIam @Trashcanman 😉 Happy to be here for you. Hope you & the family had a great Thanksgiving! 5h
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Apocalypse Dreaming | G S Blackshaw

This could be the day that we push through
It could be the day that all our dreams come true
For me and you
Until we're at the end of just another day

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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath

The silence depressed me. It wasn't the silence of silence. It was my own silence.

KatieDid927 🖤 5d
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Going Backwards | Philip Tonge

It feels like I only go backwards
Every part of me says "go ahead"
But I got my hopes up again, oh no, not again
Feels like we only go backwards darling

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Ariel: Poems | Sylvia Plath

Dying
Is an art, like everything else.
I do it exceptionally well.
I do it so it feels like hell.
I do it so it feels real.
I guess you could say I have a call.

BarbaraBB 🤍 5d
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White Nights | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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A whole moment of happiness. Is that too little for the whole of a man's life?

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The Old World Landowners | Nikolai Gogol
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What is stronger in us-- passion or habit?

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Round the Bend | Nevil Shute

We don't have to worry
Life goes where it does
Faster than a bullet
From an empty gun

Turn yourself over
Loose change we could spend
Grinding down diamonds
Round, round, round the bend

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You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hey George 💙 Happy Thanksgiving 🦃 🤗 1w
Trashcanman @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hi Misty!! I hope you and yours are all well. I wish you a happy Thanksgiving too. 🤗🤗 1w
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Happiness | Randy Alcorn

You learn to accept whatever you can get

Bookwomble I was going to say that's a key to happiness, then noticed the tagged book title 🙂 1w
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Love | Leo F. Buscaglia

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a
listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all
of which have the potential to turn a life around.

CarolynM Indeed we do. Hope you're having a good day, George🤗 1w
tracey38 Very true. 💛 1w
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The V Girl | Mya Robarts

The human touch is that little snippet of physical affection that brings a bit of comfort, support, and kindness. It doesn‘t take much from the one who gives it, but can make a huge difference in the one who receives it.

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I'm Doing Fine | April Brook Barnhill

It's only lies that I'm living
It's only tears that I'm crying
It's only you that I'm losing
Guess I'm doing fine

TiredLibrarian Reminds me of Louise Penny's FINE: Fucked up, insecure, neurotic & egotistical. 1w
Trashcanman @TiredLibrarian that's perfect 1w
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Beautiful Day: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand

“I am here now to tell you that you were wrong. Family is not the only thing that matters. There are other things: Pachelbel‘s Canon in D matters, and fresh-picked corn on the cob, and true friends, and the sound of the ocean, and the poems of William Carlos Williams, and the constellations in the sky, and random acts of kindness, and a garden on the day when all its flowers are at their peak. Fluffy pancakes and crisp clean sheets matter.“

Kappadeemom I never realized how much I missed corn on the cob until I had braces 😀 1w
Susanita Cellists don‘t like Pachelbel‘s Canon. 1w
Lcsmcat @Susanita No working musician likes it! But did you know, if you augment the rhythm at the end, Jolly Old St. Nicholas fits perfectly on top of it? Now you‘ll at least be amused the next time you have to play it. 😂 1w
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Susanita @Lcsmcat 🤣🤣 1w
wanderinglynn The sound of the ocean & fluffy pancakes. ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
Twainy Bring out the fluffy pancakes & real butter and maple syrup!! Bacon too!! LOL 1w
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For as long as I can remember, the thought of ending my life came to me frequently and obsessively.

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And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter— they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long.

Crazeedi Everyone needs someone to lean on, 🤗 2w
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Brain Damage | Freida McFadden

You shout and no one seems to hear.

wanderinglynn I scream in my car (windows up of course) all the time. I find it cathartic. 2w
Trashcanman @wanderinglynn I should try that. 2w
wanderinglynn ☺️ 💚 2w
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Fuck You George | Devon Harris

The whole thing I think is sick

Branwen *hugs* 💕 2w
Trashcanman The whole thing I think is sick 2w
marleed Hang in there. 2w
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All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.

Bklover Thinking of you today. 2w
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Fuck You George | Devon Harris

I'll be fine
I'm completely and utterly fine
I am fine
I've always been fine
I'm fine

Megabooks This has been in my head too. 💜 2w
Yuki_Onna Well... The tough and nearly impossible part is making yourself believe it.
But it's possible. And then it gets better. It. will. get. better. Believe it. Try. Please. 🩹❤
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Centique Hi George. Much love sent to you 💕 2w
Bklover Hey, friend. Hang on ❤️❤️ 2w
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Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in a quiet room in order to hear your own voice and not let it drown in the noise of others.

IamIamIam I see you, GL! 😁 Always rooting for you, buddy! 3w
Bklover Be in the space between thoughts. ❤️ 3w
Trashcanman @IamIamIam Thank you, I thank you. 3w
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Trashcanman @Bklover I'd love to live in that space. I just can't stop thinking. I wish I was dead. 3w
Bklover I wish I could help. But I care. 3w
Trashcanman @Bklover oh it's ok, It's my new normal so to speak. The good days are few and far between. In some ways i think I'm meant to be this way. It means a lot that you care. 3w
CarolynM 🧡 3w
TheBookHippie I feel that. 3w
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Deathless Divide | Justina Ireland

Last night I dreamt I was dead
I came running with my dog into the room of the dead

There was nothing to be seen
Only stones and a few bushes
A landscape that travellers have often spoken of

I would rather not die here
But in my own home, where I was not dead

All the death
All the death
In the course of a life

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Be vulnerable.
I have tried forever to stop being vulnerable. It‘s not going to happen, so, fuck it, I‘ll just embrace it. And how many times have I let myself be overwhelmed by fear, I can‘t even count
Maybe when facing our very human vulnerability and fear, we should take off the armor and adopt those two with an open heart. Maybe that is the ultimate act of courage.
Be vulnerable.

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I have friends wherever there are companies of trees, wounded but not vanquished, which huddle together with touching obstinancy to implore an inclement and pitiless sky.

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Da de los Muertos | Hannah Eliot
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Nuestro Ofrenda #diadelosmuertos

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Swann's Way | Marcel Proust

The thirst for something other than what we have…to bring something new, even if it is worse, some emotion, some sorrow; when our sensibility, which happiness has silenced like an idle harp, wants to resonate under some hand, even a rough one, and even if it might be broken by it.

M.P

BarbaraBB You can keep quoting from Proust for a long long time 🤍 3w
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Swann's Way | Marcel Proust

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Karkar Yes!! ❤️❤️❤️ 4w
Scochrane26 Great quote. 4w
DrexEdit Oh! I really like that! ❤️ 4w
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Texreader Wow! Breathtaking quote. 4w
wanderinglynn 💜💜💜 4w
BookwormAHN Nice 💕 3w
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You can say the sun is shining if you really want to
I can see the moon and it seems so clear
You can take the road that takes you to the stars now
I can take a road that'll see me through

Bookwomble I saw Rush play in 1980, the day before my high school biology exam, when I should have been doing revision. The benefits and disadvantages of neglectful parenting! 🤘🏻🥁🤘🏻 The Rush documentary on Netflix is pretty good 🙂 4w
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The greatest hazard of all, losing one‘s self, can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all. No other loss can occur so quietly; any other loss - an arm, a leg, five dollars, a wife, etc. - is sure to be noticed.

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Killing oneself is, anyway, a misnomer. We don't kill ourselves. We are simply defeated by the long, hard struggle to stay alive.

wanderinglynn Sending you some strength and much love. 💛 4w
TheBookHippie ♥️ 4w
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BookwormAHN 💚 4w
LibrarianRyan 👁👁 4w
QuietlyLaura If only more people knew this. 4w
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Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.

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Diary | Chuck Palahniuk

It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.

MommyWantsToReadHerBook Thinking of you! 💜 1mo
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Here We Are Now | Jasmine Warga

He was fucking sad. That's it. That's the point. He knows life is never going to get any different for him. That there's no fixing him. It's always going to be the same monotonous depressing bullshit. Boring, sad, boring, sad. He just wants it to be over.

Branwen *hugs* 1mo
Ddzmini 🤗 1mo
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If you think it long and mad the wind of banners that passes through my life
And you decide to leave me at the shore of the heart where I have roots
Remember
That on that day, at that hour, I shall lift my arms
And my roots will set off to seek another land

TiredLibrarian Love Neruda. 1mo
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Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath

I was going to cry. I didn‘t know why I was going to cry, but I knew that if anybody spoke to me or looked at me too closely the tears would fly out of my eyes and the sobs would fly out of my throat and I‘d cry for a week. I could feel the tears brimming and sloshing in me like water in a glass that is unsteady and too full.

JenReadsAlot Omg that is so me today.... 1mo
Trashcanman @JenReadsAlot Hugs, I feel the same. Hope you have a better day tomorrow. 1mo
JenReadsAlot You too! 1mo
Ddzmini Hope you feel better 🤗 1mo
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Dry: A Memoir | Augusten Burroughs

Why am I so anxious? And then it hits me. I'm not anxious, I'm lonely. And I'm lonely in some horribly deep way and for a flash of an instant, I can see just how lonely, and how deep this feeling runs. And it scares the shit out of me to be so lonely because it seems catastrophic - seeing the car just as it hits you.

QuietlyLaura I feel this. 👋 1mo
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CarolynM Hugs 1mo
Eggbeater This is a great book. I love Augusten Burroughs. So many quotable quotes. 1mo
Ddzmini 🥰 sending hugs to help you … know how this feels.. 1mo
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It was easy enough to kill yourself in a fit of despair. It was easy enough to play the martyr. It was harder to do nothing. To endure your life. To wait.

#tired #depressed

Yuki_Onna Oh yes... Those fits of despair... 😔 Love to you - I haven't forgotten my attempt of writing you. ❤ 1mo
Crazeedi Add me to tired and depressed, hang in there 🥰 1mo
Karkar You got this! It sucks real bad but we are all here for you!! Hugs ❤️❤️ 1mo
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Trashcanman @Yuki_Onna it's ok, i never meant to force you into anything. I understand you're busy, truly I do. Thank you for your concern. ❤️ 1mo
Yuki_Onna Oh dear, you don't!!! I'm sorry if I made it sound that way... I'm not busy, George, I'm... Well, you know... Not that bad, but yet it keeps me from focussing on anything... ❤ (edited) 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown

Can't seem to read, can't concentrate. if I try just a little bit harder maybe hanging myself with a necktie won't sound so appealing.

wanderinglynn Sending you positive vibes & energy. 💚 And remember, depression lies. I am here if you want to talk. 1mo
JenReadsAlot Thinking of you 💜 1mo
Branwen Love you 💕 1mo
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Leftcoastzen Thinking of you ! 💕 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Sending love 🧡🧡 1mo
mariaku21 Reach out if you want to talk or vent. Sometimes it helps talking whatever it is out or texting but sending virtual hugs. It can't rain all the time right? 💕 1mo
jdiehr 💜 1mo
TrishB Thinking of you ♥️ 1mo
CarolynM Sending love🧡💛 1mo
LeahBergen Sending love to you. 💙💙 1mo
JessClark78 💙 1mo
Mrs_B 💙💙💙keep reaching out 1mo
Eggbeater Maybe try rereading a favorite book. Sometimes that helps me when I can't concentrate. Hugs! 1mo
CuriousG I wish I could do more than just leave a comment...I've been in that place and wouldn't wish it on anyone 😔 At the risk of this sounding simplistic, does anyone near you have a dog you can sit with? I made it through several nights that I didn't think I possibly could and for me the only thing that got me through was laying on the floor with my dog. 1mo
jen_the_scribe Came looking for your page to check on you. Like someone said above, wish I could do more than just leave a comment. Please, let the sun rise on another day 💙🙏🏼 1mo
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It's better to find hope in lowly places than to find none at all

TheBookHippie I agree 1mo
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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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To the person in the bell jar, blank and stopped as a dead baby, the world itself is a bad dream

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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one‘s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace

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We're all alive to dream of the next time we touch.

Crazeedi ❤❤ 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thanks for all the love George! Keep on keepin' on my friend. 💗💗 1mo
Yuki_Onna Oh my goodness... This quote is everything... 🤩😘 1mo
Nute A lovely thought, my Friend!💕 1mo
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How many people long for that "past, simpler, and better world," I wonder, without ever recognizing the truth that perhaps it was they who were simpler and better, and not the world about them?

CarolynM So true. Hope you're doing OK, George. 1mo
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Vicious | Victoria Schwab
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Be lost. Give up. Give In. in the end It would be better to surrender before you begin. be lost. Be lost And then you will not care if you are ever found.

Yuki_Onna That pic is so beautiful. A mixture between Edward Hopper and David Lynch. ❤ 1mo
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To remain as I am is impossible; I must die or be better, it appears to me.

LibrarianRyan 👁👁 1mo
FelinesAndFelonies Thinking of you.❤️ 1mo
wanderinglynn Interesting quote by an interesting man. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thinking of you 💙 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Sending 💖 from Canada. 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown

I've spent so long crying by myself
So long to loneliness, I've found something else

Megabooks 💜 1mo
Libby1 ❤️ 1mo
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Johnny Panic | Sylvia Plath

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy"

Trashcanman I'm feeling happy today, I don't why but I'll go with it 1mo
Yuki_Onna 😁 🤗 🤘 👏 🤗 1mo
Chrissyreadit 🥳👏🙌😘 1mo
TrishB Yep, go with it 😊 1mo
Nute That‘s wonderful, George! Hi, Friend! Always sending {{{HUGS}}} 1mo
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Parabola | Lily Hoang

This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality
Embrace this moment, remember, we are eternal
All this pain is an illusion