I should have seen it from the start,
A fake love disguised as what I wanted in my heart
It was convincing enough, it was so easy to trust
Oh, I just couldn’t resist, it was the look in your eyes and the grace of your lips
You looked so different in the light that I’d been shining on you
You gave me heaven then you took it away
You let me in but you said I couldn’t stay
Now my feet are back on the ground
And I’m stuck in a reality without you
You want me to be a tragic backdrop so that you can appear to be illuminated, so that people can say ‘Wow, isn’t he so terribly brave to love a girl who is so obviously sad?’
You think I’ll be the dark sky so you can be the star?
I’ll swallow you whole.
– Warsan Shire
Maybe That Girl isn’t so crazy after all. When it comes to guys, she texts because she knows what she wants. She asks to be exclusive because she knows what she deserves. She also knows what she needs — and if that is what defines neediness then, yes, she is needy. Does she overshare sometimes? Sure. Is she the most sought-after girl among young men who are looking to play the field? Unlikely. Might she struggle to find a partner who will meet her high expectations? You bet. She has determined that these are worthwhile prices to pay for establishing self-respecting patterns for sex and romance.
– Dr Rebecca Kennedy
To laugh is to risk appearing the fool,
To weep is to risk being called sentimental,
To reach out to another is to risk involvement,
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self,
To place your ideas… Your dreams in front of a crowd is to risk being called naive,
To try is to risk failure,
To live… is to risk dying.
But the greatest risk in life, is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing and becomes nothing.
Only the person who risks is truly free
“I carry your heart with me (I carry it in
my heart) I am never without it (anywhere I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)
I fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet)
I want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true) and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you.
Here is the deepest secret nobody knows, (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart.
I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)”
– E.E Cummings
“I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you”- John Green