Humans in love are terrible. You see them hungering at one another like prehistoric wolves, you see something struggling for life in between them like a root or a soul and it flares for a moment, then they smash it. The difference between them smashes the bones out. So delicate the bones.
From “The Anthropology of Water,” by Anne Carson.
“You’re not the ugly one.” Levi grinned. “You’re just the Clark Kent.” Cath started checking her email. “Hey, Cath,” Levi said kicking her chair. She could hear the teasing in his voice. “Will you warn me when you take off your glasses?”
Please, do not settle. You are deserving, in all of you beauty, in all of your pain, in all of your happiness, in all of your flaws. Don’t make excuses for someone’s lack of love. There will never be a valid enough reason. You deserved to be loved, for everything you were, for everything you are & for everything you will be. Sincerely, E.V. Rogina // @evrogina
A break up is not the most painful thing. The most painful thing is the fade out. Communication wanes, interactions are less sincere, and you’re left panicking about what you did wrong. At least a break up has some certainty to it. If things just fade into nothingness without a clear end - it’s got all the pain plus a lowered self worth - and it leaves you unsettled and lingering.
Love. It’s just chilling, you know? Kicking it with somebody, talking, making mad stupid jokes. And, like, not even wanting to go to sleep, ‘cause then you might be without ‘em for a minute. And you don’t want that.
You won’t be free until you learn to love who you are. That includes not only your greatness but your darkness as well.
When you love who you are, you value yourself on a deeper level and you don’t let others make you feel inferior.
Action Tip: Write yourself a love letter. Tell yourself everything you love about who you are. Then add to that list on a daily basis until you awaken to self love.