“One of the hardest lessons you will ever have to learn is that you can’t save anyone.
Not with love, not by force.
Not even by bleeding yourself out to keep them alive.
You can only be there.
Keeping them warm while they fight and hope it is enough.”
I’ve come to the conclusion that human beings are impossible beings.
With our art and resilience and fragility.
We are the universe condensed into flesh and bone.
Brimming with so much hope it could implode into a thousand stars.
One day, we found each other among the chaos and confusion of existence.
in this dawn,
in this city,
in this life, we grow within the other with love blooming from our fingertips.
“In the end it didn’t matter who was the lighter and who was the match.
We both got fucking burned.”
Isabelle F .
“All my life, I believed falling in love would feel like calm water and a soft place to land.
I believed I had found it. And that I was so so so lucky to be holding it.
I didn’t realize the blood running from my fingers until it was to late.”
“The day I lost you my tongue felt like copper.
Salty and rusty and so so heavy it almost forced me to the ground.
The day I lost you my lungs were ready to give out.
I had forgotten how walking the same earth as you kept me alive.
The day I lost you I found myself.
It was so hard, to remember who I was aside from the person who loved you.
I’m still not sure, darling, but I’ll keep on searching.
One breath at a time.”
What do you want from me?“ he asks.
What I want from every person in my life,
I want to tell him.
But then it passed, as all things do.
What matters isn’t what a person has or doesn’t have; it is what he or she is afraid of losing.
Halfway kindness is worse than none.