"here goes. and this is the part i always leave out. i had missed my curfew the second time that week, and when i got home it was crazy late. it was like three in the morning and my parents weren’t home. and the phone rang, and my life stopped. my parents were killed by a drunk driver when they were out looking for me. and if they hadn’t been out looking for me, then… we all have wounds that we want to heal, that’s why we come here every week, right? and i have to believe that, as we keep coming here and talking and revealing, that eventually, in time, even the deepest wounds we carry will begin to heal."
"when you look at me, you jump to a particular set of conclusions. it’s human nature to make assumptions based on appearance. it’s an outdated primal instinct born of our need to quickly assess our surroundings. of course, in this modern era, those assumptions tend to be very wrong, and often quite hurtful. it happens to me a lot."