I love makeup. I love sparkly eyeshadow and dewey foundation and balm that makes my lips shine. I love covering up my chin breakouts and combing my brows into thicker, fluffier versions of themselves. I won’t say that I need makeup– I’m more than happy to leave the house in the morning fresh-faced and moisturized with nothing on my skin but some sunscreen– but I will say that I really, really enjoy it.
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No one tells you it’s all about to change, to be taken away. There’s no proximity alert, no indication that you’re standing on the precipice. And maybe that’s what makes tragedy so tragic. Not just what happens, but how it happens: a sucker punch that comes at you out of nowhere, when you’re least expecting it. No time to flinch or brace.”
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch is the ultimate exploration of what if? What if you hadn’t taken that job? What if you’d gone right instead of left? What if you never made that life-altering move? Is the grass truly greener on the other side? Would you miss all that you’ve built in this reality if you were to gain access to a different reality where you’re more successful?
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