We are all going, I thought, and it applies to turtles and turtle necks, Alaska the girl and Alaska the place, because nothing can last, not even the earth itself. The Buddha said that suffering was caused by desire, we’d learned, and that the cessation of desire meant the cessation of suffering. When you stopped wishing things wouldn’t fall apart, you’d stop suffering when they did.
So, when I was like, 10, there was a fire at our house, and because we were living in a duplex at the time, the next door lady came running over at 11:30 pm screaming there was a fire… So we all get up and start getting a few important things out of the house and so I’m still in my jammies and I put my shoes on backwards because I’m in such a rush and the only other thing that I take with me is my huge teddy bear Buddy that I had gotten just that past Christmas… So in the car my parents were mad at me for not taking something more “practical” like a blanket or money… Like, don’t judge me! Buddy is a part of the family now and I had to help him out because he can’t exactly move on his own… My parents’ reaction: /.-