– Don’t think too much or you’ll create a problem that wasn’t even there in the first place. Evaluate situations and take decisive action. You cannot change what you refuse to confront. Making progress involves risk. Period! You can’t make it to second base with your foot on first.
Last night I dreamt of a boy. We were classmates during university and we’re still acquaintances, five years later. In this dream we somehow arrived at the idea that we wanted one another. Just from holding hands, walking in the snow. I felt this uncomplicated, loving intimacy between us. But he (in my dream and in real life) is married. And that was the trouble. We just wanted to be together and love each other. But we couldn’t. So we kept on walking, hand in hand.
“If only I could visit you as a foreigner goes into a new country, learn the language of you, wander past all borders into every private and secret place, I would stay forever. I would become a citizen of you.”—Lisa Kleypas, A Wallflower Christmas (via lydianea)
“I am eternally, devastatingly romantic, and I thought people would see it because ‘romantic’ doesn’t mean ‘sugary.’ It’s dark and tormented — the furor of passion, the despair of an idealism that you can’t attain.”—Catherine Breillat (via halfstrippedtrees)