“Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are.
To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken,
out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect,
is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room.”
— Marc Chernoff
On a day when I feel particularly brave, this is the thought that comes to mind: I want you to want me.
I want to be the reason behind, “She’s worth the extra mile and leap of faith.”
Because I want to challenge and discover the lengths that I, myself, can go – how far? I want to find out for myself.
Quiet in motion yet roaring in impact, reality whispers:
You can’t conjure to life what was never there in the first place.
You can’t keep planting flowers in secret gardens – the deepest cavity of your heart – alone.
“You will fall in love with who you can’t have.
You will fall in love with absences and void and token ‘I miss you’s which hit so flat like broken notes from a weeping guitar. You will fall in love with distance and all the guilt in between. You will stop pursuing the sunsets from a rooftop. You will let love go. You will love letting go.”
Wake up, now.
(Do what you must)