We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and — in spite of True Romance magazines — we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely — at least, not all the time — but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don’t see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.

“There is a certain magic that happens this time of year.  Our bodies long to start the hibernation process.  Days get shorter, and the darkness returns.  We eat more, and stay at home more, snuggling under blankets, longing to stay in bed until the brightness of the day fills our room, which is long past the time we should be awakening.” - Stephanie, Still Life With Mia

I wish I was a photograph
tucked into the corners of your wallet
I wish I was a photograph
you carried like a future in your pocket
I wish I was that face you show to strangers
when they ask you where you come from
I wish I was that someone that you come from
every time you get there
and when you get there
I wish I was that someone who got phone calls
and postcards saying
wish you were here

I wish you were here
autumn is the hardest season
the leaves are all falling
and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground
and the trees are naked and lonely
I keep trying to tell them
new leaves will come around in the spring
but you can’t tell trees those things
they’re like me they just stand there
and don’t listen

I wish you were here
I’ve been missing you like crazy
I’ve been hazy eyed
staring at the bottom of my glass again
thinking of that time when it was so full
it was like we were tapping the moon for moonshine
or sticking straws into the center of the sun
and sipping like icarus would forever kiss
the bullets from our guns

I never meant to fire you know
I know you never meant to fire lover
I know we never meant to hurt each other
now the sky clicks from black to blue
and dusk looks like a bruise
I’ve been wrapping one night stands
around my body like wedding bands
but none of them fit in the morning
they just slip off my fingers and slip out the door
and all that lingers is the scent of you
I once swore if I threw that scent into a wishing well
all the wishes in the world would come true
do you remember

do you remember the night I told you
I’ve never seen anything more perfect than
than snow falling in the glow of a street light
electricity bowing to nature
mind bowing to heartbeat
this is gonna hurt bowing to I love you
I still love you like moons love the planets they circle around
like children love recess bells
I still hear the sound of you
and think of playgrounds
where outcasts who stutter
beneath braces and bruises and acne
are finally learning that their rich handsome bullies
are never gonna grow up to be happy
I think of happy when I think of you

so wherever you are I hope you’re happy
I really do
I hope the stars are kissing your cheeks tonight
I hope you finally found a way to quit smoking
I hope your lungs are open and breathing your life
I hope there’s a kite in your hand
that’s flying all the way up to orion
and you still got a thousand yards of string to let out
I hope you’re smiling
like god is pulling at the corners of your mouth
cause I might be naked and lonely
shaking branches for bones
but I’m still time zones away
from who I was the day before we met
you were the first mile
where my heart broke a sweat
and I wish you were here
I wish you’d never left
but mostly I wish you well
I wish you my very very best

So many people are shut up tight inside themselves like boxes, yet they would open up, unfolding quite wonderfully, if only you were interested in them.

I know you have the spirit to fight this, the will to survive, and the heart to show everyone how it’s done. You can’t give up, I won’t let you. Let’s get healthy together. I love you more than you could ever know. The battle starts now. A quest for a new way of life, better than we ever imagined. Together, we will show the world our united strength.

We have no right to ask when sorrow comes, “Why did this happen to me?” unless we ask the same question for every moment of happiness that comes our way.

The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent, but if we can come to terms with this indifference, then our existence as a species can have genuine meaning. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.

You are the strongest person I know, even if you don’t believe it yourself. I do.
Your strength comes from your pain, and in that strength there comes promise.
Promise that you will make it through this, promise that everything will be okay.

She found herself leaving, going away… where she would find another who she would claim to be love, and just as easily as she gave her love, she would take it away, over and over and over again. She was desperately trying to fill the void that was left in her heart, constantly telling herself that if she loved and was loved back, the ache would go away.

And she brought this on them. On him. Unknowingly, she tore his heart to pieces. She’d contaminated him with the same ache that lived inside of her. She knew she would leave his questions unanswered, she knew he’d hurt. But nothing mattered to her except finding the match to her heart. Because if she was okay, everything would fall into place.

i am in this world, but not of it.

i am in this world, but not of it.

i am in this world, but not of it.

and i will be okay.

no matter what, i will be okay.

Phone up the people you miss and tell them you love them. Hug those close to you as hard as you can. Because you are always only a drunk driver’s stupidity, a nervous shopkeeper’s mistake, a doctor’s best attempts and an old age away from forever.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done.

At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment.

We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun.

Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it.

Life isn’t fair. Few people deserve what they get; some get more than they deserve, while others get less. But I must remind myself, what right do I have to judge others? People get what they get. C’est la vie.

There’s someone who cries while you smile, one who suffers while you enjoy & one who’s dying while you’re living. Appreciate life.

It’s all right


2 thoughts on “

  1. I just wanted to say that long poem at the beginning of this post was the most beautiful thing I have read and I wanted to thank you so much for posting it, it really hit home. <3

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