"You know the Man in the Moon—you have all seen his jolly face beaming down at you from the great yellow moon. Whenever you see him he is smiling and you know, just to look at him, that he is good-natured and happy and very fond of the little children at whom he smiles. Although you have all seen the Man in the Moon, not all of you have heard him. It wasn’t until recently that he could talk to little earth folk, not till the radiophone was perfected. There he lived on the Milky Way this Man the Moon, with the Star Children, but he couldn’t speak to you because there was no way to make you hear him. The radiophone, which is the wireless, has made it possible for the Man in the Moon to talk to you. And as soon as he found the children could hear him, he began to tell stories. The Man in the Moon told the first story for children ever told by radiophone and the first stories he told are those in this book.
As he told these stories to children, the Man in the Moon named stars for them, bright, twinkling stars that stay shining as long as little people for whom they are named are good, but which turn dull and cloudy when the children are naughty. The Man in the Moon wants every child to have his own star; if you look inside the cover of this book you will find yours. As soon as your name is written on your star, you will be one of the Man in the Moon’s Star Children. Please don’t forget, the way to keep your star bright and shining is by singing as much as you can and never pouting at all—you’ll really find it easy."
"Things change. And friends leave. And life doesn’t stop for anybody."
The Perks of Being A Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky (via innocentandsonaive)
"Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass..
It’s about learning to dance in the rain"