you are not only your mistakes, in fact, your mistakes are so little of what you could ever grow to be; you, with outstanding potential and a million wonderful futures waiting with every minute that passes, you are beautiful
Requested by @xxchloegrayxx and @queensovereign. Sorry they might not be the way you imagined but this is what I came out with when writing for you guys so I hope you like it!
“What’s the big deal? I was just talking to her?”
“No, you were fucking flirting with her Jeff! Not to mention
the fact that just yesterday I was complaining to you about the fact that she
has been a bitch to me for the past month!”
“And I told you, you were overthinking that!”
“Just yesterday I heard her talking behind my back about the
fact that she wanted to steal you away and make you her boyfriend, but now that
I know that you don’t care, I think you should be with her” My voice slowed
down and my tone dropped “You too seem perfect for each other”
“Fine! She’s prettier than you anyway!” He yelled making me
feel my heart crack and the sadness hit me “I don’t need you y/n, trust me,
it’s you that needs me”
I knew that wasn’t true but I didn’t have the heart to argue
with him anymore, I wanted to leave with some of my dignity so I gave him a nod
of acknowledge and left his house without another word.
Water is one of the most common metaphors for God in the Hebrew Bible, and is used to convey a range of experiences: being nourished by life-giving rain; being swept along by a powerful river; joining in the flow of justice. Just as a body of water can buoy us, refresh us, and sustain us, it can also become fearsome in a storm and overwhelm us. This can be a powerful metaphor for our own experiences of the sacred.
Sometimes we seek spiritual nourishment; we long to drink from Peleg Elohim—the “God River.” At other times we feel buffeted by the waves of our life’s ups and downs, and seek reassurance, as in the words of the prophet Isaiah: “When you pass through the Waters, I am with you.” Water is life-giving, essential, and powerful; sometimes beautiful and sometimes scary. Just like life. Just like God.
Some Biblical water names for the Divine include:
· Wells of Liberation - May’anei Hayeshua - מַּעַיְנֵי הַיְשׁוּעָה
· Deep - Tehom - תְּהוֹם
· Fountain of Living Waters - M’kor Mayyim Chayim- מְקוֹר מַיִם חַיִּים
· Source/Wellspring of Life - Ain Hachayim - עֵין הַחַיִּים
GOD ~ MAKOM
A common rabbinic name for God is “Makom,” which literally means “place.” The origin of this metaphor may be the Torah’s story of Jacob, who, in distress and running away from home, happens upon “a place” in the desert where he has a direct experience of the Divine. Waking from a marvelous dream where he meets and speaks with God, he exclaims, “Mah nora hamakom hazeh! How awesome is this Place!” The name Makom conveys a sense of being able to experience the Godly in any place; it also connotes forgiveness and compassion, a sense of nearness to the Divine. Makom invites us to associate Godliness with all those places where we’ve experienced a hint of Something beyond ourselves. It invites us to find the divine right here, wherever we happen to be—in this Place.
GOD ~ RACHAMANA
A beautiful and powerful divine name that we encounter in the Yom Kippur liturgy is Rachamana—Compassionate One. It is an Aramaic name derived from the Hebrew root rechem, womb, and it conjures up the sense of compassionate presence that each of us experienced before words and thought, enveloped in our birth-mothers’ wombs. Rachamana is That to which we call out from a place of broken-heartedness. Rachamana is That from which we seek forgiveness, acknowledging the ways we’ve gone astray while knowing that we are loved and accepted.
GOD ~ RUACH
The very first metaphor used for God in the Bible is ruach Elohim—a wind of God, or Godly wind. The word “ruach” means both wind and spirit, and is also associated with breath. The first human becomes a living being with the beautiful metaphoric image of God blowing the “breath of life” directly into him.
Ruach connotes a sense of God’s presence within us, as the life-force that beats in our hearts and flows through our cells like oxygen. It is easily incorporated into traditional Hebrew blessings, where we can substitute ruach ha-olam—Spirit/Wind of the Universe— for “melech ha-olam/Ruler of the Universe.” This metaphor comes alive as we listen to the shofar, the sound itself a manifestation of breath, a symbol of the Godly potential that flows through—that is breathed through—each of us.
GOD ~ EHYEH
When Moses first experiences God at the burning bush, he asks—What is Your name? The response is enigmatic: Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh, most literally translated “I will be that I will be.” This name of the divine conjures up a sense of possibility, of becoming. It is the name associated with the liberation of the Israelites from slavery, and it is also related to the unpronounceable name, Yud-Hay-Vav-Hay, which Rabbi Art Green has called “an impossible construction of the verb ‘to be.’” Ehyeh encompasses a sense of God not as “thing” but as unfolding Process. Ehyeh is God as verb rather than noun—Becoming, Creating, Supporting, Teaching, Healing. Ehyeh connotes possibility and newness—the promise of the High Holydays that we too are in process, that each day we can be made anew, can be liberated from bad habits and old stories and ancient fears.
GOD ~ ECHAD
The Shema, which we recite multiple times over the course of the holidays, is not really a prayer, but a few verses of Torah that we use to wake ourselves up, saying: “Listen! YHVH our God YHVH is One.” The word for “one"—Echad—can be understood here as a name for divinity. What is the nature of One-ness? In the Jewish mystical tradition, the Biblical idea that “the earth is filled with God’s Presence” means that, in fact, everything is God. We perceive ourselves and the people and things around us as separate entities, separate from one another and from God, yet seek a deeper reality. Echad is a powerful metaphor for experiencing the fundamental connection of all living beings. It expresses the idea that Whatever God might be, It is right here, in our experience of each moment, accessible in all aspects of our lives, because ultimately, Godliness is the stuff of all existence.
“I shall enjoy watching them weave magic on the field, day in day
out, until one day we run out of pixie-dust-laced mazy dribbles and solo
runs and eye-of-the-needle passes from nowhere that makes opposition
defenders question their very existence.
Until that day comes, I
plan to enjoy every ounce of magic this team has to offer, however
sporadic or inconsistent, because once the stock runs out you are in for
a rude awakening.
Until that day comes, I just wish for this
team to grab even the little bits of silverware, as no matter how much
they win it all feels inadequate to their stature.
And until that
day comes, I shall forget the miseries of life for just 90 minutes, and
tune in with a hopeful heart that can’t get enough of the sheer genius
on display for 10+ years. There will be heartbreaks, there will be
agony, there will be horrible defending and comical mistakes.
But above all, there will be gratitude. For better, or for worse.”
If he could learn to love another and earn their love in return by the time the last petal fall, the spell would be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time. As the years passed, he felt into despair and lost all hope. For who could ever learn to love a beast?
Some days are harder than others. Some days the reality of your mistakes catches up with you, and you end up feeling rather pointless. You try not to dwell on the sum total of your life, because the list of your actual accomplishments is fairly dismal.
Most days, though, you can muster a carefully crafted impudence so people really don’t know how scared you are, and how disappointed you are in yourself. You wish you had someone to travel with you, a similar soul who gets exactly how this feels. And then you soldier on, because forward is the only direction you can go.
Everyone has these moments, I’m sure. I just chronicle my struggle here, from time to time, so as to vent the bitter dregs–and there is truly no need for others to be concerned. I have been feeling unhappy with myself for several days now, but it’s bound to pass. Till it does, I find comfort in trying to create something of beauty–and believing I succeed from time to time, helps.
“We used a numerical simulation of TRAPPIST-1 to play a piano note every time a planet passes in front of the star (a ‘transit’) and a drum every time a faster inner planet overtakes its outer neighbour (a 'conjunction’). To assign pitches, we simply scaled up the orbital frequencies by 212 million times to bring them into the human hearing range. The TRAPPIST-1 system is a resonant chain which means that the periods of the planets’ orbits are very close to whole number ratios (ex. 3:2, 4:3). This is exactly what makes two musical notes sound consonant when played together and as a result, TRAPPIST-1 creates a beautiful, but slightly twisted harmony. For the same reason, the transits and conjunctions occur in a steady, repeating pattern. The crackling sound heard towards the end is Kepler’s K2 lightcurve data of the star’s observed brightness sped up by many times.”
Anonymous said:Hey! So I hope this doesn’t sound too weird… Like how would EXO react to their gf spending very much time on their make-up and they tell he she shouldn’t because she’s beautiful (all that cute stuff) but their gf get upset saying that she loves doing her makeup a lot? I hope that made sense…
He would be the type to watch you do your makeup, constantly asking questions to try and pass the time that it took for you to finish.
“Jagi, why don’t you go without makeup you’re beautiful as is.”
“Becausse I like my makeup.”
“Jagi, let’s go get coffee.” Chanyeol would say, just wanting to spend time with you.
“All right let me put on makeup.”
“You look beautiful without it can’t we-”
With that, the door to the bathroom would close, and he would sit patiently, waiting for you, his makeup loving girlfriend, to return.
“Jagi, why does your makeup take so long?” Chen would whine, “You look perfect without makeup.”
“Thank you, but I like doing my makeup, so you can wait.”
He would then sit back quietly, waiting for his girlfriend to finish her makeup process.
“I’m hungry, can’t we leave already? You look fine without makeup.”
“Well I love my makeup and you love me, so you can wait for me to finish.”
D.O. would just sigh, kissing you on the forehead before leaving to you to finish your makeup.
“Jagi, you’re taking so long,” Kai would whine while watching you do your makeup, “You don’t even need your makeup, you look amazing already.”
“But I love my makeup.” Kai would only sigh in response, pouting until you finished your makeup process.
He would look down at his phone every few minutes until you were done, occasionally saying something like, “(Y/N), you’re beautiful enough without makeup,” hoping that you would change your mind about putting on makeup.
You would only reply by saying, “I love doing my makeup,” causing Lay to hush until you finished.
“Jagi, you’re taking forever.” Sehun complained. “You look beautiful without makeup, can we leave already.”
“No, because I love my makeup, and I’m not done yet.”
Sehun would only put on a smile to keep you happy, patiently waiting for you to finish your makeup.
“Jagi, not to be rude, but you’re taking a really long time.”
“What’s wrong with that?”
“Well, you look beautiful without makeup,” Suho would say, watching you apply more products to your skin, “and I’m really hungry.”
“Well I love my makeup,” You replied, “so maybe you’ll be able to wait a few more minutes.”
He would patiently wait for you to put on your makeup, even though he had told you plenty of times that you looked beautiful without it, only earning an “I love my makeup, so be patient” in return.
“I’m done.” You would say, causing Xiumin to get up from his seat where he was watching you do your makeup.