"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close."
- Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets (via hqlines)
"Before you can live a part of you has to die. You have to let go of what could have been, how you should have acted and what you wish you would have said differently. You have to accept that you can’t change the past experiences, opinions of others at that moment in time or outcomes from their choices or yours. When you finally recognize that truth then you will understand the true meaning of forgiveness of yourself and others. From this point you will finally be free."
- Shannon L. Alder (via kushandwizdom)
"My anger left me as quickly as it had come, and again I felt weak.
“What is it then?” I asked. "There’s something. What is it?"
There was a silence, and then he replied, "Let’s say that from time to time you irritate me just a tiny little bit."
"That’s rather obvious," I said. "But I’d like to know why."
"You once explained to me that love isn’t everything for you," he said in a sudden burst of volubility. "All right. But then why do you insist on its being everything for me. You aren’t satisfied unless you are all that matters, unless nothing else exists for me but you, unless I devote my whole life to you while you sacrifice nothing of yours. It isn’t fair!""
- Simone de Beauvoir, from The Mandarins (via violentwavesofemotion)
"إذا تم العقل نقص الكلام
The smarter you get the less you speak"
- Arabic Proverb (via stability)
"At some point, you gotta let go, and sit still, and allow contentment to come to you."
- Elizabeth Gilbert (via purplebuddhaproject)
"And if you call me at 4 am, too sad to even say hello, I will listen to your silence until you fall asleep. If you need to cry I will not wipe your tears away because you are only human and sometimes tears are as close to laughter as you can get and that’s okay. If you get sleepy I will let you drool on my arm and I won’t laugh at you if you snore too loud. If you need to yell so hard that your voice cracks and your knees fail I will hold you up and yell with you. If you get so angry you punch your hands red I will ice your knuckles and tell you that wounds heal both inside and out, and just like the cold that is harsh and burning, I will always be the warmth to soothe you and make you feel better. I will love you."
- lntroductions.tumblr.com (via lntroductions)
"Sleeping next to someone,
not with someone, is perhaps
the most intimate you will
ever be with another human.
In sleep, we are completely
defenseless. We are soft
and supple and childlike.
Our hard exteriors falls away
when the sand hits our eyes.
The way you sleep, with your
face softened and your arms
wrapped around my waist,
is the most beautiful thing
I have ever seen. I am not an
artist, but I may become one
just so that I can capture that
- I Miss Sleeping Next To You. (via buttondownsandbackpacks)
122 days later,
I look back and put
all of the pieces together.
I can still remember
the exact moment
that I lost you.
Even when we kissed,
I swear I knew
that would be the last time
by the bitter taste
you left in my mouth.
- Connotativewords | jl | Maps (via connotativewords)
"I just want someone to make me feel something. I don’t care, just make my head spin, set my soul on fire, anything. I can’t remember the last time I’ve felt this numb."
- Connotativewords | jl | Desire (via connotativewords)
I’ve always tried to fathom how bizarre it is when we lose things that were right in front of us a second ago.
But even more so, when that something is an actual person.
- Connotativewords | jl | Abracadabra (via connotativewords)