The author of this story was strongly craving chocolate and coffee during these posts...cravings may be contagious.
Once upon a time...
long before all of the battles of the world were raged, and long before there were worldly kings and queens, there lived a man and a woman.
They were amazed at the world they lived in and astonished by its beauty, but even more so than all of those things, there was love. There were no painful words or put downs said, no rejections or coldness to their touch.
They were one and to put it quite simply and
beautifully, they completed each other with
incredible ease. Life was wonderful.
One day, however, a dark shadow approached. It smoothly found its way to where they stood and whispered the first lie into their ears, bringing a twist of ugly thoughts to their minds.
Their vision twisted, the words tainted love into nothing more than a mere selfish illusion.
Little did they know that this illusion was existent within the depth of their own minds, rippling down within the recess of their own self-image.
This illusion was the perception of their own worth and has echoed down through the ages. Sabotaging love from the inside out, the illusion illustrates our worth and self-love.
We reach out desperately for another love to fill this place of distorted void, yet none can...nor ever will wake us from our own self-perception.
Can we wake from the shadows of our darkest places, and love our own selves once again?
“I wish I had understood a year ago, love that is, how black and white being in love will appear. If I had known then that I was playing into a pointless hand, I would have put my cards down long ago and stopped the foolish game. Now I’m left with the aftermath of not only losing the game, but losing my dignity as well. Now I see that all his cards were blank and yet I fell for his bluff every single time.”
impatient and a little insecure. I make
mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard
to handle. But if you can't handle me at my
worst, then you sure as %#$@ don't deserve me at
― Marilyn Monroe
“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”
“This life is what you make it. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up because if you give up, you'll never find your soul mate. You'll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.”
― Marilyn Monroe
“I learned that feeling love and being loved are two very different things. Being loved is a solid shelter that comes in the darkest of storms, shielding you for your safe keeping. Feeling love, on the other hand can be quite an illusion, interpreting your own heart and longings through empty, lust filled touch.”
- Stephanie Schneider