16 / marzipan
“You're beautiful and sad," I said finally, not looking at him when I did. "Just like your eyes. You're like a song that I heard when I was a little kid but forgot I knew until I heard it again." For a long moment there was only the whirring sound of the tires on the road, and then he said softly, "Thank you.”
- M Stiefvater
"As you get older life becomes like...marbled chocolate. When you're younger it's like top-deck. The white chocolate sits flush on the dark chocolate, but separate from it. The joyful things in life are clear and distinct from the bad. But as you get older it gets muddled. The good comes with the sad, the sad with the good, and it's not so clear. Life's not harder or easier, it's just both all whirled into one."
"Why couldn't life just stay top-deck?"
"Marbled chocolate is richer, creamier, sometimes harder to take in one go, but in the end much more satisfying. And that’s what life is like when you get older too.”