1. English adoption of a French term for describing a silly, naïve person; a “fly swallower”, someone who keeps their mouth open all the time (native English-speakers will recognize its equivalent of “mouth breather”). A credulous, gullible person who accepts everything they hear at face value as gospel truth.
Origin: French “gobe-mouche”=flycatcher bird or plant < “gober”=to swallow + “mouche”=fly.”
“As words here cost nothing, the gulping gobemouche is plentifully supplied.” — Richard Ford
at some point you have to sit with yourself and learn who you are. you have to take responsibility for the way you’ve been treating yourself and the way you’ve allowed others to break you down. you have to go back to wherever you abandoned your love for self - thinking that someone’s love for you is more important than your own - and pick you back up! you have to ask yourself, “why do I treat others better than I treat my own self?” then you have to accept yourself.. because at the end of the day, the only person who’s forced to deal with the broken pieces of you, is you. don’t fault yourself for any of the past - just accept who you are today. accept your truths, your hurt, and your heart. and finally, you have to love YOU. love every piece of you - and never ever let anyone come in and damage you again. Heal your heart and Protect yourself better.
(noun) A Germanuntranslatable word, sehnsucht is described an intense longing and yearning for something far away and vague, something which is difficult to describe. Similar to the Portuguese word saudade, it describes all facets of life that one finds unfinished or imperfect. This longing is a form of coping with life’s unattainable desires. The profound emotions are usually both positive and negative and are ambiguous.
One of the most freeing things you can do is recognize who, in your life, has the most power over you - then set them free. let them go so you can reach a point of understanding of what it means to truly “be”. let them go because you deserve emotional peace. let them go because nobody, other than YOU, deserves to be the source of your own well being.