because nothing is as good as you can imagine it; nothing is as exciting as your fantasy

She said, ‘I’m so afraid.’ And I said, ‘why?,’ and she said, ‘Because I’m so profoundly happy. Happiness like this is frightening.’ I asked her why and she said, ‘They only let you be this happy if they’re preparing to take something from you.’

—Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner (via sexpansion)

(Source: larmoyante, via fitnika)