Dorothy Koomson, Goodnight, Beautiful
Nate Bagley says he was sick of hearing love stories that fell into one of two categories — scandal and divorce, and unrealistic fairytale.
“At the end of Ty’s life, I want him to be able to say, ‘Terri was the greatest earthly blessing in my life — the best thing that ever happened to me — and that I’m a better man because of how she loved me.’ And that’s the goal that I live with every day. That’s how I want to love this man.”
A quote from Azra.T “Elemental” (via 5000letters)
A quote from Lora Mathis, “We Need a New Word for ‘Love,’ It’s Overused” (via violentwavesofemotion)
and it comes out as an apology.
I’m sorry. You want it to be bolder, bigger, less pathetic.
‘Love’ has become a fighting word for us.
You argue that you love me more. I don’t object.
I turn over in bed, sob into the pillow, pity myself.
I mumble it back to you because you
like the way it sounds coming out of my mouth.
We’ve turned caring for each other into a duty dance
that’s cheapened "love."
It has become another way of apologizing
as you roll your eyes and say, "Sorry, I forgot to buy milk",
a habit with every evening’s, "Night, love you too",
a promise we keep breaking:
"Of course I won’t, I love you",
It hits me that we no longer know what it means
when you slap me across the face and instantly,
I tell you I love you. I can’t help it.
I have spent months associating it with this much pain.
My insides are bullet-holed basins where the past goes to die.
I feel death when you stand close.
Stay away from me.
I love you."
A quote from Your daily dose of Love Capsules (via thelovewhisperer)
A quote from Azra.T, “I only know how to yearn” (via ofsupernovas)
but when it comes to you
even the spaces between sound like ‘please’ or ‘stay’."
A quote from Pablo Neruda (via fawun)