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Because life is full of those moments

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When it comes to love, there are a million theories to explain it. But when it comes to love stories, things are simpler. A love story can never be about full possession. The happy marriage, the requited love, the desire that never dims — these are lucky eventualities but they aren’t love stories. Love stories depend on disappointment, on unequal births and feuding families, on matrimonial boredom and at least one cold heart. Love stories, nearly without exception, give love a bad name.

We value love not because it’s stronger than death but because it’s weaker. Say what you want about love: death will finish it. You will not go on loving in the grave, not in any physical way that will at all resemble love as we know it on earth. The perishable nature of love is what gives love its profound importance in our lives. If it were endless, if it were on tap, love wouldn’t hit us the way it does.

And we certainly wouldn’t write about it.

Jeffrey Eugenides, in the introduction to My Mistress’s Sparrow is Dead (via almostperfectlyhuman)

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22.April

23:34 
I suddenly miss you. Haven’t missed you like this in awhile. Well not since you’ve left I guess. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s the possibility of seeing you in slightly over a week. Hell I’m not even sure if you’re going. But maybe just maybe. Sometimes I want to just text you to see how you’ve been. But pride gets in the way I guess. That sense of giving in stops me from doing it. And possibly also the fear of the reaction and nonchalant reply that puts me off. I don’t know why. I just know tonight; in this very moment - I’m plagued by thoughts of you.

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Now this is definitely one of my mantra’s in life. Face up to how you feel. There’s nothing wrong with it so don’t be ashamed.

Now this is definitely one of my mantra’s in life. Face up to how you feel. There’s nothing wrong with it so don’t be ashamed.

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I’m not an addict. I just talk about it with passion and crave the openness that people show once they’ve had some. I think I’m attracted to it solely because people are way too uptight in life - we take things way too seriously and keep things to ourselves for fear of being judged and laughed at.

I’m not an addict. I just talk about it with passion and crave the openness that people show once they’ve had some. I think I’m attracted to it solely because people are way too uptight in life - we take things way too seriously and keep things to ourselves for fear of being judged and laughed at.

(Source: 199d5, via quitecontinental)

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Unfortunately I’ve never be able to do this successfully. On the rare occasion that I acutally get to fall back to sleep and better yet manage to somehow continue dreaming, the second part of the dream is always weird - never quite the same as before I awoke.

Unfortunately I’ve never be able to do this successfully. On the rare occasion that I acutally get to fall back to sleep and better yet manage to somehow continue dreaming, the second part of the dream is always weird - never quite the same as before I awoke.