We learn at an early age to let go of things that burn us.
But when do we learn we are not to return to them seeking out warmth?

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The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished.

Deng Ming-Dao (via peaceisofus)
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If you aren’t
the one then
who is? Which man or
person will I have to undo
to learn his body
all over again, an
uncharted territory?

If I am not
yours then
who is?
Which woman gets
to sleep next to you at
night, to have the
privilege of your first name fall from her lips
and your last name
stamped on her passport?

If that wasn’t love then
what was?
If it wasn’t you
awakening parts of me
I never knew existed?
If it wasn’t me
kissing the parts of you
no one ever wanted?
If it wasn’t like the
movies said it would be?
If it wasn’t
me loving you
and you loving me
so simply,
so easily,
so contently,
then what was?
what was?

If this isn’t it
what is?
What are we living for anymore?

Sade Andria Zabala (surfandwrite) | Writer’s Block 10: If This Isn’t


My 10th personal favorite of old writing prompt challenges requested by followers. Cut this out from my original answer/poem:

If this isn’t what it means

to be alive, then tell me -

what time in my life will I get

to feel as AWAKE again as

I do now than I ever had 

in twenty-one years?

(All writer’s block challenge favorites) (All writer’s block requests)

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She understood that the hardest times in life to go through were when you were transitioning from one version of yourself to another.

Sarah Addison Allen, Lost Lake  (via realdwntomars)
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Sometimes you end up never speaking to someone who meant the world to you again. And that’s okay. You cope and you survive. Don’t let your losses keep you back from new gains.

I wish someone had told me this when I was hurting, y.g.  (via realdwntomars)
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We’re all just a bunch of sad souls bumping into each other trying to make sense of the world.

Sade Andria Zabala (surfandwrite) | Thought of the Day (via surfandwrite)
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If she doesn’t scare the hell out of you a little, she’s not the one.

(via buddhabrot)
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I am a very private person, yet I am an open book.
If you don’t ask…I won’t tell.

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Things that are a complete mess:

  • My room
  • My mind
  • My life
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You can’t find intimacy—you can’t find home—when you’re always hiding behind masks. Intimacy requires a certain level of vulnerability. It requires a certain level of you exposing your fragmented, contradictory self to someone else. You running the risk of having your core self rejected and hurt and misunderstood.

Junot Diaz  (via dieworten)


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الشفاء قد لا تأتي بسرعة، ولكن سوف يأتي

"Healing may not come quickly, but it will come."

(via bluuamber)
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