And you should not even be
Truest words ever spoken
Pray for the Philippines.
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t mean security.
And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises,
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child,
And you learn to build all your roads on today
Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After a while you learn…
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers."
~ Jorge Luis Borges, You Learn (via conflictingheart)
Every Day by David Levithan
Imagine waking up every single day and realizing that you are in a different body again and again and again. Sucks right?
While reading the book, I felt frustrated because A wanted something that he was not even made to have. He could not understand that. The setup he wanted with Rhiannon is very unfair and very much unrealistic. I know it is not real life but I got too into it.
Thank the heavens that A had some sense and arranged a happy ending for Rhiannon. I kind of want to see a sequel so that I can find out what happened after that. I just got happy that Rhiannon finally met a fine guy who deserves her. Ain’t that nice?
Will I read this book again? Maybe. Because I got glimpses on how others do live their lives. This story has the bullies, bitches, good kids, popular kids, and almost all categories one can think of.
And above is the quote of the book that I really took time to photograph and post in Instagram. It hit what it was supposed to hit.
Unknown (via gaudendum)
This is what I am feeling at this moment. I am suddenly feeling positive. I do not even know why.
I love this feeling.
Have I already reached that “one day”?
“The bottom line is that I am not looking for some handsome prince to sweep me off my feet. I actually do not have a specific set of standards that I expect a man to conform to. All that I’m looking for is a feeling…”
And dear Lord, I believe.
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
It took a long time to finish the book. Erin was right, I could get bored with the middle part since Pi was all alone in that ocean. The book did not disappoint as it picked itself up.
For me, the book was about the ultimate test of strength- of physical, mental, emotional, and psychological- plus the faith that goes alongside a person. It takes a great deal to hope against hope that there is something in store for him in that lifeboat with Richard Parker.
With the current state I am in now, only the last few pages hit me with that certain satisfaction. And I am not disappointed because I longed to be touched by at least a line in that story. Here goes: “It’s important in life to conclude things properly. Only then can you let go. Otherwise you are left with words you should have said but never did, and your heart is heavy with remorse.”
When I first read that, I smiled because finally, a person affirmed it and even put it in his book. Then I shifted moods. Maybe some things should end in the simplest and easiest way possible. No goodbyes. After all, maybe there was not even a “hello” to start with.
P.S. I watched the movie. It was beautiful.
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