"I should have studied the curve of your face more before you went away, reading the lines that appeared when you frowned, observing how the light illuminates your features at certain angles and keeps their beauty hidden in the shadows. What a pity I can’t remember the intricacies anymore. They would have helped your hazy outline appear more vividly whenever I dream you back into existence, and I dream of you so often."
"When you are not feeling particularly friendly but know you ought to be, the best thing you can do, very often, is to put on a friendly manner and behave as if you were a nicer person than you actually are. And in a few minutes, as we have all noticed, you will be really feeling friendlier than you were."
C.S. Lewis (via librarienne)