“”Do not waste yourself on petty loves. Embrace passions that will consume you…hold fast only to those loves that suck the very marrow of your life, that demand the best of you. If this love leaves you behind, the breadth and depth of the loss that must be overcome forges us into the finest rendering of ourselves. Alone yet gloriously strong. Weathered and beautifully scarred.”- Ms. Olive joy Santillan”—
“May you never steal, lie, or cheat, but if you must steal, then steal away my sorrows, and if you must lie, lie with me all the nights of my life, and if you must cheat, then please cheat death because I couldn’t live a day without you. Cheers!”—
On Joy and Sorrow Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be?
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven ? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives ?
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Some of you say, “Joy is greater thar sorrow,” and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.” But I say unto you, they are inseparable. Together they come, and when one sits, alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.
Verily you are suspended like scales between your sorrow and your joy. Only when you are empty are you at standstill and balanced. When the treasure-keeper lifts you to weigh his gold and his silver, needs must your joy or your sorrow rise or fall.
when i look at you, i see forever in your eyes but not necessarily a “forever with me”,just… “forever”.
In other’s, I’ve seen “tomorrow”, “next month”, and “the next couple of years”; all beautiful, but not as beautiful as forever and none as lasting.
You are not forever, my dear… but you reflect forever. As each wave that carries the color of the infinite blue sky in its crest, you carry forever in your eyes.
Why am I drawn to you? because I’ve seen forever too.
and whether or not its you that forever intends me to be with. in the end, we’ll all be with forever. listen to forever, fall in love all the more with forever; because only forever can give you the love that you deserve.
for I,too, am not forever.
I,too, am just a wave reflecting the sky’s infinite blue.
One day,I,too, will crash onto the shores of forever.
I have yet to see if I’ll crash on those shores with you.