Such a sad, calm moment.
To realize after a relationship, that really, other people don’t matter. You’re still you. Before and after, you’re still you. Perhaps, often, a little worse for wear. But not another person. This will hurt, a little. This will calm, a little. Mostly, you will realize that perhaps the only true believers in love, are the ones who’ve never loved before. You...
Things you'll never see.
When I hold my niece, my favorite thing is to press my cheek to hers and then kiss her on the head. I collect vintage postcards which are (when I live somewhere with some permanence) arranged on my wall. I write poems. There are already several which relate to you. The ocean: I run into it whenever I see it. If the beach is abandoned and it is not freezing out, I will strip down to...
Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.– Les Brown (via happinessateverysize)
I don’t want to just be loved. I want to be adored. I want to be thought of as breathtaking and enamoring. I want the person I am with to light up with joy when they see me; to be both their lover and friend. I want there to be inside jokes and darling secrets. I want there to be arguments that strengthen our resolve to have things work. I want to be able to curl around and be curled...
Some people meet the way the sky meets the earth— inevitably, and there is no...– Louise Erdrich (via quotewhore) [sounds lovely, but probably horribly painful.]
I don’t want to “see” someone or be with someone who loves another person (or worse, is in love with another person). I don’t want to be in such a situation with someone who is still hung up on an ex. I don’t want to be with someone to whom I am disposable. So why am I still ‘seeing’ you?
Even when you don’t want to, even when it frustrates you, it is important to keep in mind that if you should receive a sign or opportunity that directs you to grow as a person you must accept. You must buckle down, or walk away, or make a change, or choose to endure, but you owe it to yourself and the universe to take that breath and make the choice of allowing yourself to grow. And...
I don’t want to have to wait for you. I don’t want to have to feel guilty for wanting a job that gives me normal hours. I don’t want to wait to start my life. These three things… I don’t want to have to wait for you. To get fully over your ex, to know if you are staying in the country. I don’t want to feel guilty for interviewing for this other job that...
Reading old poems, written when I was with him, when I loved him… Where is that feeling now? The exuberance, the exhilaration? How, so quickly, so soon, have I gone from loving him to love no one like that? How do I come back from this place where I feel as though I gave him the love and shivers and excitement I had, and have now to deal with the fact of feeling (being?) emptied. Where...
: While I was reading a fairly scientific magazine... →
microaggressions: While I was reading a fairly scientific magazine (print only, lots of footnotes, no colour) on the bus, a middle aged man sits next to me and tells me I “shouldn’t trouble (my) pretty little mind with such complicated things”. I said sweetly that it wasn’t complicated at all and that in fact most… I really am sick of the glare I receive when I refuse to play dumb,...
“Love, remember not to hold too tightly to the wayward and warisome manners of love. too variable are they to keep your brimming heart full or, from toppling over with the weight of wanting to love him (and all others in life). Love, remember. Though you are of love, so fully, you are not guaranteed the receipt of love —a heart like yours, when it...
We mistake sex for romance. Guys are taught that pushing a girl up against a...– John C. Moffi (via fractious) My father always tells me, “Fire [passion] can last two years tops. But comfort, that can last a lifetime. If you want someone to be in your life for a long time, find people who bring you comfort, who you feel comfortable with.” I want the guy who I...
Full Lungs and Open Palms: Should I have a... →
fulllungsandopenpalms: Should I have a daughter – this is the letter I am constantly composing for her: You are allowed to play with your brother’s action figures you are allowed to get muddy your favorite color does not need to be pink as long as it is not because you ashamed of being a girl. The only…
feistyfrenziedfervent: “I like to see people reunited, I like to see people run to each other, I like the kissing and the crying, I like the impatience, the stories that the mouth can’t tell fast enough, the ears that aren’t big enough, the eyes that can’t take in all of the change, I like the hugging, the bringing together, the end of missing someone.” —Jonathan Safran Foer
There comes a point when you either embrace who and what you are, or condemn...– Laurell K. Hamilton (via internal-acceptance-movement)
When I looked at you, my life made sense. Even the bad things made sense. They...– Jonathan Safran Foer (via julie911) One day, I want this to be true.