They say, “Yes you will suffer.” But they don’t say, “But you will also experience the deepest of joys. You will experience the births and deaths of the greatest of loves.
How often do we feel the spoken and unspoken question asked, “Who are you to suffer–who are you to cry trauma or claim hardship–when there’s x y and z happening in the world?”
The ones who cry themselves to sleep,
Yet appear to have smiles running deep.
No one can get through life without a bad moment. That’s just it though, it’s just a bad moment. Is your life one moment? More importantly are you going to let one moment affect your whole life? Your life is filled with countless, different moments and lucky you, you get to choose which ones define you and which don’t.
“It’s like you’re stuffed into a small box and someone starts sucking out the air.” — Female
I want someone who understands rejection, someone who has been haunted by loneliness and someone who has been broken before but still knows how to love.
I am trapped. I am surrounded. By my own expectations. By my own desires.
Choosing a spouse who does not suffer well makes life harder.
Painful awareness. Once you see death, you see everything, especially the fact that sometimes we quarrel for stupid things and miss the important moments in life over ignorance.
I can feel it in the oxygen that enters and leaves my lungs with ease. I can feel it in the deepest part of my chest, which no longer feels like it’s full of stones and broken glass.