"Aprendi que o sentimento do amor não é mais nem menos forte conforme as idades, o amor é uma possibilidade de uma vida inteira, e se acontece, há que recebê-lo. Normalmente, quem tem ideias que não vão neste sentido, e que tendem a menosprezar o amor como factor de realização total e pessoal, são aqueles que não tiveram o privilégio de vivê-lo, aqueles a quem não aconteceu esse mistério."
— José Saramago (via oscomigosdemim)
"Leaving is not enough. You must stay gone. Train your heart like a dog. Change the locks even on the house he’s never visited. You lucky, lucky girl. You have an apartment just your size. A bathtub full of tea. A heart the size of Arizona, but not nearly so arid. Don’t wish away your cracked past, your crooked toes, your problems are papier mache puppets you made or bought because the vendor at the market was so compelling you just had to have them. You had to have him. And you did. And now you pull down the bridge between your houses, you make him call before he visits, you take a lover for granted, you take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic. Make the first bottle you consume in this place a relic. Place it on whatever altar you fashion with a knife and five cranberries. Don’t lose too much weight. Stupid girls are always trying to disappear as revenge. And you are not stupid. You loved a man with more hands than a parade of beggars, and here you stand. Heart like a four-poster bed. Heart like a canvas. Heart leaking something so strong they can smell it in the street."
"And what can life be worth if the first rehearsal for life is life itself?"
— Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being (via northernriver)
"Independence will keep your relationship fresh and exciting, and when you’re together again it will forge a bond of unbreakable trust."
The First Incision
But this can’t be the first incision because it’s a cautery and not a scalpel and you really shouldn’t use a cautery on skin, just on subcutaneous fat or to coagulate a small vessel…