I have so many quotes and lyrics that mean so much to me, but of course, some that stand out more than others.
“The rock candy’s melted, only diamonds now remain,”—John Mayer, Clarity
This is a line from one of my favorite John Mayer songs, and I love this line, particularly the second part of it (which I’m considering getting tattooed on me). To me, it just means you’re done with the candy-coated stuff and the only thing that’s left is the real thing. I always want my life to be real, I want the people in it to be real and true.
I have a lot tooooooo. But the one that I think I go by the most is:
“When you know, you know.”
A lot of people think this is about finding a spouse, but it’s not at all. At least for me. I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that I get pretty strong premonitions about certain things. A lot of them are about relationships, but I even had one once as I was leaving my parent’s house for a quick errand about my cat dying. The cat was an outdoor cat and would come inside only at night to sleep. When I pulled out of the driveway I saw the cat in the middle of the field accross the street and said to myself that I should chase him down and put him inside, which was something I had never done before, but I didn’t do it. When I got home 15 minutes later my neighbor was shoveling my cat into a box off of the street because it had been run over by a car and killed. So, I’ve been reminding myself of this quote for a while now that when I get these feelings I need to go with them. Because when you know, you know!