Falling In Love Is Incredible, Unless You’re The Only One Falling

Eastlyn Bright
Eastlyn Bright

The worst feeling in the world? Falling in love with someone who is falling in love with another person.

You see their smile, painted across their face, beaming with light and hope and beauty, and your heart bursts because you wish you were the one who could have inspired it.

You hear words skip past their lips, language that is blanketed in happiness, and your chest caves in on itself, because you wish you were the name that they held so carefully within their mouth.

You see them wearing their awe like their favourite sweater, it is oversized and comforting, it is precious, and you wish you were the one to have put that warmth between their bones, you wish you were the one they could have chosen.

When you’re in love with someone who is not in love with you, it is the worst feeling on Earth. You are stuck between two worlds, you are stuck between wishing and wanting and always feeling like love is a word that will forever be on the tip of your tongue, something you cannot fully release from between your teeth. You always feel the weight of everything you want to give someone building within your ribcage, it only ever gets heavier and heavier, it only ever adds a thickness to your feeling, and all you can do is smile. All you can do is smile and hide it, because you’re falling in love — but you’re the only one that is falling. TC mark

Read more writing like this in Bianca Sparacino’s book Seeds Planted In Concrete here.

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Trace the scars life has left you. It will remind you that at one point, you fought for something. You believed.

“You are the only person who gets to decide if you are happy or not—do not put your happiness into the hands of other people. Do not make it contingent on their acceptance of you or their feelings for you. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if someone dislikes you or if someone doesn’t want to be with you. All that matters is that you are happy with the person you are becoming. All that matters is that you like yourself, that you are proud of what you are putting out into the world. You are in charge of your joy, of your worth. You get to be your own validation. Please don’t ever forget that.” — Bianca Sparacino

Excerpted from The Strength In Our Scars by Bianca Sparacino.

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