What I want is what everyone wants: freedom to serve a pleasure, love without intoxication and passion that leads me to power but without being blinded by obsessions.
This coffee can’t cool
I can tell by the mug’s handle,
By the smokestack steam
That it’s still too hot,
Yet I sip
And gradually burn
My tongue’s tip,
So that I won’t taste
The pizza I allowed myself
To have for dinner,
Because now my taste buds
Maybe I’ll just have it
“How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?” ~ Anais Nin
“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” Edgar Allan Poe
Thank Heaven! the crisis – The danger is past, And the lingering illness Is over at last – And the fever called “Living” Is conquered at last.
~ by Edgar Allan Poe, For Annie
“The saddest thing is when you are feeling real down, you look around and realize that there is no shoulder for you.”
It is being an adventure to know you. The perfect time for someone looking for excitement in what really matters.
When you’ve been burned enough times, you get where you would rather stay in shivery shadows than come close again to the fire.
I hope when your friends ask what happened with me, you tell them you messed up. I hope three years from now it was still the biggest mistake of your life. I hope when you end up with someone nine years younger than you who’s never had a stable job in her life, you’ll see me getting promoted for the third time on LinkedIn and you won’t congratulate me. I hope you miss watching me cook for you on my granite countertops with the Empire State Building in the background and I hope she never lets you pick the music. I hope one day you want exactly what you wouldn’t give to me and you’ll wish it wasn’t too late but it will be. And I hope you realize that breaking my heart is exactly what wrecked yours.
Is that pity in your eyes?
Or do you just look at me
and see all the problems of the world?
- G.L. Angelone
Closing your eyes isn’t going to change anything. Nothing’s going to disappear just because you can’t see what’s going on. In fact, things will even be worse the next time you open your eyes. That’s the kind of world we live in. Keep your eyes wide open. Only a coward closes his eyes. Closing your eyes and plugging up your ears won’t make time stand still.
— Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore
Beautiful question #2
Who thinks you are beautiful when you wake up in the morning?
Tonight, you’ve just broke my heart again.
Sometimes I find a lot of wisdom in the acknowledgments and author notes. This one is from Marie Lu on Kingdom of Back. Nannerl is the protagonist of the book, and she’s an incredibly talented girl who was not allowed to follow her dreams because she was a woman and her place belonged elsewhere.
I think it is beautiful, honest and hopeful.
I was waiting to be rescued,
but I’m not the sailor;
I’m the sinking ship.
- G.L. Angelone
I’ve been falling in loved of souls, so much in loved I have lived and gotten lost in gazes of the most mesmerazing beings.