I honestly think there are two kinds of quiet people. There’s the kind like me, who are secretly full of storms and spinning gears. And then there’s the kind like Olivia, who is the actual personification of an ocean on a sunny day. I don’t mean that she’s simple. There’s just something peaceful about her. There always has been.
– The Upside of Unrequited, Becky Albertalli
I think I’ve finally found my literary twin.
And that is Molly from The Upside of Unrequited. She is just so relatable. Her thoughts might as well be plucked from my brain.
Anyway, I absolutely love this quote from The Upside of Unrequited, because I feel like it is speaking about me. Well, half of it anyway. I am that person who appears to be quiet and polite and calm and NORMAL, but it really is a storm in my head. Really. My head never shuts up. When I am excited, it’s like this in my brain:
Except on the outside, I’m just normal smiling.
I mean, I’m not trying to disguise my excitement. That’s just how I am.