Two Sides to Everything

“The more you have loved and have allowed yourself to suffer because of your love, the more you will be able to let your heart grow wider and deeper.”

  • Henri Nouwen
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Two Sides to Everything

I Remember.

I remember you sounding like someone I’ve loved before

I remember us sitting and talking at 3am in the morning

I remember putting my hair up in a ponytail

I remember you looking at me

I remember you asking, “Can I kiss you now?”

I remember you leaning forward

I remember your warm hugs in-front of your friends

I remember the change in your tone when I said I had to leave

I remember you being a combination of the 2 people I had once loved

I remember, I remember

I Remember.

Brave

‘No, my dear,
you are not
weak for being
“too emotional”,
for being
“too overly-sensitive”,
or “too soft.”
You are brave
and courageous
to have
your heart wide open,
and risk it get
beaten down by a world
that is often
too harsh
and sometimes
very cruel.’

  • I Find That People Who Feel Things Very Deeply To Be Absolutely Beautiful (k.m.)
Brave

Monday Mornings

“You have to accept that some people are not made for deep conversations, or for holding you together when you’re about to fall apart, or for keeping you from unzipping your skin, or for talking you out of suicide, or to love you through the worst moments of your life. Some people are made for shallow exchanges, and ridiculous banter, and nothing more. And that’s okay. That doesn’t make them horrible people because they simply aren’t able to handle a storm like you. It doesn’t make you a bad person because you won’t divulge all the gritty details of your horror show. It makes you smart. You have to accept that there will be people that cannot give you what you need. It doesn’t mean they are not worth keeping in your life. You just have to figure out who these ones are before you’re disappointed. And you have to keep them at arm’s length. You cannot expect everyone in your life to understand, to be nonjudgmental, to get it. But that’s okay, because not everyone was made to impart wisdom, or wax-poetic, or speak on politics and the depravity of society, or discuss how crucial it is that the stigma of mental illness be abolished. There are times when you have to get away from all that heaviness. You have to. And you will need superficial conversation about Kim Kardashian’s arse, or a debate on the color of The Dress. You will need those ones. So don’t go round cutting people off and dropping your friends. You need people for all your seasons. You need people or you won’t survive this.”

Monday Mornings