Love isn’t soft, like those poets say. Love has teeth which bite and the wounds never close.
I have my mother’s mouth and my father’s eyes; on my face they are
The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are never said, and never explained.
I believe that we are put here in human form to decipher the hieroglyphs of love and suffering. And, there is no degree of love or intensity of feeling that does not bring with it the possibility of a crippling hurt. But, it is a duty to take that risk and love without reserve or defense.
haul, v.: Yes, love will bend you over, make you strain. That is the burden of having something worth carrying forward.
Love includes vulnerability, surrender, self-valuing, steadiness, and a willingness to face - rather than run from - the worst of ourselves.
When we love ourselves, we naturally shine, we are naturally beautiful. And that draws others to us. Before we know it, they’re loving us and it’s up to us to choose who to share our love with.
I didn’t need you to fix me. I needed you to love me while I fix myself.