And it’s hard to hate someone once you understand them.Lucy Christopher, Stolen: A Letter to My Captor (via larmoyante)
A Jesus who never wept could never wipe away my tears.Charles Spurgeon (via blakebaggott)
C.S. Lewis’ writings have been swaying my heart for 16 years now. I was encouraged to read The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe when I was 8, and have since been fascinated with Lewis’ imagination and wisdom.
In literary terms, Lewis is to me what Virgil was to Dante.
That being said, TLWW holds a statement within its chest that has been repeated in my heart and mind for the past…
when my dad was in college he had a friend who told a girl he’d take her on a date unlike any other she’d ever been on and so he took her to the supermarket to watch the lobsters fighting in the lobster tank
they’re married now
Today, I bought this book (for my sister, lets clarify that now ‘cause the only way I’m going anywhere near sperm is if I fall into a vat of it):
OF THE BRILLIANT:
STUFF IT HAS IN IT:
I want to spend October with you, because it’s
my favorite month and happens during my
favorite season. I wish we could aimlessly
walk around a forest and with each leaf that
falls from the branches above, we fall a little
more for each other too. While hand in hand
we can crave the smell of warm coffee and
cinnamon muffins on a chilly morning, we
could feel the autumn breeze brush against
our skin and the goose bumps we get, we
won’t be able to tell if it’s from touching each
other’s skin or from the wind being too cool.
When we lay in bed you’d have the hardest
time moving an inch away from me, because
I’d want to be skin to skin every minute.
These lonely summer nights without you make
me crave the fall, and crave the season of
death in the hopes that maybe this loneliness
would die too, and you’d appear by my side.
I can’t tell if I love the night too dearly, or
hate it too passionately. I think I’d adore
it if I got to sleep next to you every evening,
and I think that I’d enjoy the sunset more
watching it hit your face than actually
seeing it say goodnight. I just crave to
spend time with you, I do.
This is how my heart thinks.
And sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in.Jane Austen, from Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Classics, 2003)
You must learn her.
You must know the reason why she is silent. You must trace her weakest spots. You must write to her. You must remind her that you are there. You must know how long it takes for her to give up. You must be there to hold her when she is about to.
You must love her because many have tried and failed. And she wants to know that she is worthy to be loved, that she is worthy to be kept.
And, this is how you keep her.