Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness. Never hope to find people who will understand you, someone to fill that space. An intelligent, sensitive person is the exception, the very great exception. If you expect to find people who will understand you, you will grow murderous with disappointment. The best you’ll ever do is to understand yourself.
Janet Fitch (via purplebuddhaproject)
When your heart first lights for
someone, you cover its mouth.
You hush it and tell it to be
cool. Please be cool. You wait
for it to grow until it warms
your whole body and then you
can feel it in your teeth every
time you’re together. You can
hear those words rattling inside
every ‘goodnight’. You’re waiting
for the right time, or to work
up the courage, or for it to get
so big it leaks out when you’re
falling asleep and your guard’s
down. When it’s out, it hangs
in the air like smoke. You wait
to see if there’s fire in your
partner’s heart too.
Rebeka Anne, I’m falling in love with you (via anneisrestless)
someone can be madly in love with you and still not be ready. they can love you in a way you have never been loved and still not join you on the bridge. and whatever their reasons you must leave. because you never ever have to inspire anyone to meet you on the bridge. you never ever have to convince someone to do the work to be ready. there is more extraordinary love, more love that you have never seen, out here in this wide and wild universe. and there is the love that will be ready.
nayyirah waheed (via thatkindofwoman)
It’s okay to change your identity. It’s okay to discover new and different versions of yourself and it is okay to move forward and completely change your identities as they come and go and are. To be human is to be fluid, to change. You are not invalid for doing so.