Category: Relationships

For M

serenity prayer in spanish“There are avenues and supplements and books stacked on the shelf–

Labyrinths of recovery in search of our best self;
But most of what will happen now is way out of our hands
So just let it go and see where it lands.”

–Indigo Girls, I Believe in Love

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Of stars and lost souls

Nothing Without You
Vienna Teng
It’s the quiet night that breaks me
I cannot stand the sight of this familiar place
It’s the quiet night that breaks me
like a dozen papercuts that only I can trace
All my books are lying useless now
All my maps will only show me how to lose my way

Oh call my name
You know my name
And in that sound, everything will change
Tell me it won’t always be this hard
I am nothing without you
but I don’t know who you are

It’s the crowded room that breaks me
everybody looks so luminous
and strangely young
It’s the crowded room that’s never heard
no one here can say a word of my native tongue
I can’t be among them anymore
I fold myself away before it burned me numb

Oh call my name
You know my name
And in your love, everything will change
Tell me it won’t always be this hard
I am nothing without you
but I don’t know who you are

I am nothing without you
but I don’t know who you are
I am nothing without you…

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Neil Gaiman almost made me cry

waiting for you

Dark Sonnet
Neil Gaiman

I don’t think that I’ve been in love as such
although I liked a few folk pretty well
Love must be vaster than my smiles or touch
for brave men died and empires rose and fell
for love, girls follow boys to foreign lands
and men have followed women into hell
In plays and poems someone understands
there’s something makes us more than blood and bone
And more than biological demands
for me love’s like the wind unseen, unknown
I see the trees are bending where it’s been
I know that it leaves wreckage where it’s blown
I really don’t know what I love you means
I think it means don’t leave me here alone

Photo by Silly Woman {little bug}

The search

circular search

“The sensation that defines the search is the sweet, painful feeling that you get when you can’t think of a word that feels as if it’s right on the tip of your tongue. For most people, the relief they experience upon finding it is almost physical. They sink back in their chairs and try not to stumble upon any more difficult words. The person who makes his living searching for the new new thing is not like most people, however. He does not seriously want to sink back into any chair. He needs to keep on groping. He chooses to live perpetually with that sweet tingling discomfort of not quite knowing what it is he wants to say.”

–Michael Lewis, “The New New Thing”

Photo: Circle search by Shahram Sharif