The quote, “Don’t think or judge, just listen,” is from Just Listen by Sarah Dessen. The heart-in-hand is from The Truth About Forever, also by Sarah Dessen.
I knew, in the silence that followed, that anything could happen here. It might be too late: again, I might have missed my chance. But I would at least know I tried, that I took my heart and extended my hand, whatever the outcome.
‘Okay,’ he said. He took a breath. ‘What would you do, if you could do anything?’
I took a step toward him, closing the space between us. ‘This,’ I said. And then I kissed him. Kissed him. There, in the middle of the street, as the world went around us… Everyone had a forever, but given a choice, this would be mine. The one that began in this moment, with Wes, in a kiss that took my breath away, then gave it back- leaving me astounded, amazed, and most of all, alive.”
Sarah Dessen is one of my favorite authors and these two books especially have gotten me through tough times.
I will take the responsibility of being embarassed for this tool bag, since they obviously thought this tattoo was a good idea and well done. that hand… wow. and yeah, i get the irony of me judging the tattoo that says don’t judge. suck it.