Not the kind of pretty you see in movie stars, but a make-you-believe-in-God pretty. The kind that sits right behind the eyes. So that when you catch them at just the right angle, you glimpse her constellations.
“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 larmoyante)