Just be the freaking person who cares more. Be the person who tries harder, loves stronger, gives more of a shit than all of the half-alive people who surround them. Be the person who answers their messages, shows up to their commitments and doesn’t leave others hanging or guessing at their eternally vague intentions. Be the person you wish you were dating. If you’re sick of the game then stop playing it. If you’re tired of the bullshit, then cut it.
A specimen of angular roughshark (Oxynotus centrina) has been kept successfully in captivity for the first time. Over a period of 24 months, the specimen preyed exclusively on the contents of elasmobranch egg cases, suggesting a specialized trophic niche.
Angular roughshark is a deep-water shark occurring in theeastern Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Biological knowledge of this rarely caught species is limited and it is listed as vulnerable (globally) and critically endangered (Mediterranean Sea) by the IUCN.
Sleeping next to someone, not with someone, is perhaps the most intimate you will ever be with another human. In sleep, we are completely defenseless. We are soft and supple and childlike. Our hard exteriors falls away when the sand hits our eyes. The way you sleep, with your face softened and your arms wrapped around my waist, is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. I am not an artist, but I may become one just so that I can capture that moment.
I rarely open up. I don’t like to feel vulnerable or be misunderstood. But now and then I get to talking to somebody and something about them resonates with me - whether total stranger or old friend, in their presence, I feel a certain safety, a rare calm, and everything comes gushing out.
—No es gran cosa. Me sentía vulnerable, él es un amigo y me apoyé en él.
—Es gracioso. Me he apoyado en amigos en el pasado, pero nunca tanto como para que mi lengua caiga en sus bocas.
—No pienso en él de esa forma. Nunca lo hice.
—¿Por qué no?
—Sabes exactamente cómo será. Empezará de forma excitante. Quedaremos atrapados por la novedad, la hostilidad y lo prohibido, y luego nos daríamos cuenta de que el coqueteo hostil es sólo hostilidad y que su incapacidad para abrirse ya no es excitante, sólo frustrante. Y luego la inevitable explosión, las recriminaciones y no hablarnos por dos meses.
—Sí. Bueno, eso comprueba que nunca pensaste en él de esa forma.
—Entiendo tu punto. Seré más cuidadosa con mi lengua en el futuro.
—Ése no es mi punto. Tal vez la novedad, la hostilidad y la prohibición no tengan que terminar mal.
To be vulnerable
Is to be most alive.
No one ever
Gained a thing
From being as hidden
As markings inside a cave.
To tell people your heart
Is to risk hurt.
You will make it through.
It will be worth it.
I would really appreciate it if you will read and share this.
I wrote this for a contest but it was too late so I decided to post it as an article and share it with you all. I hope you will find the time to read it and once you do that to write me an honest opinion if you want, I’m really looking forward to it. Thank you so much!