lunedì 22 maggio 2017

Abandonment and trust issues

In an unprecedented burst of candor, I tell Connor an absolute lie that should be hard truth. "I don't think I'm interested."
"Why?" His eyebrows are up high, the expression on his face incredulous. "She's amazing."
Apparently, now that I've staked my position to Connor, I feel the need to defend it. "I've been burned before. Not interested in going there again."
"Burned? How?"
I give a sigh and brush my fingers through my hair. "Long story short, I had a girlfriend who dumped me when I came back with parts  of me left in the desert."
Connor winces, but I give  him the rest.
"My parents never came  to see me during my recovery; it was too much on them. I'm not keen on facing the whole potential for abandonment again."
Propping on his elbow, Connor levels me with a solemn look. "Christopher, I don't think them abandoning you had anything to do with your injuries. I think it had everything to do with the fact that they're the assholes. They're the ones who are deficient and weak - the ones who are broken."
"Maybe so," I say  in agreement. "But  it's sort of left me with trust issues."
It's a sympathetic look that Connor gives me. "And anger issues. No wonder you're an asshole. I totally understand it now through."
Sawyer Bennett, The Hard Truth About Sunshine

domenica 21 maggio 2017

Refocusing

I've thought a lot about her words, and her meaning is quite simple. It's nothing more than finding the good in a situation and appreciating it with such passion that it makes up for the loss of other things. It's redirecting. Refocusing. Accepting.  Moving on.
All the things I've not even been able to start to comprehend  since I got out of the hospital. I don't understand how she's been able to do it, but I can't stop wondering.
What makes her stronger than me?
Sawyer Bennett, The Hard Truth About Sunshine

Let them go

Jillian had given a soft laugh, and I could even imagine her ruffling his hair if he had any. "Then don't let those emotions control you. Have those feelings, acknowledge what they are, recognize them for what they're worth, and then let them go. Turn your attention to that next great thing you want to accomplish".
Sawyer Bennett, The Hard Truth About Sunshine

sabato 20 maggio 2017

Sparring words

"Ah, I see". His knowing look said he had the whole thing figured out.
" Are you jumping to conclusions again? Because you'll end up apologizing twice in one day."
He laughed. "Why do all mothers have that particular look and tone mastered?"
"What tone?" she asked haughtily.
"That tone. Can I ask one more question?"
"I don't know. You're starting to irritate me again."
For some reason, that seemed to please him. "Then I'll make sure it's a good one." Che waited for her nod of approval before he said, "Will you have dinner with me?"
Marie Force, Marking Time




The way straight through it

Don't cheat yourself out of legitimate feelings. If you feel mad, be mad. If you feel sad, be sad. There's only one way to the other side of this, and that's straight through it. Denying any of your feelings will only make the journey longer.
Marie Force, Marking Time



mercoledì 17 maggio 2017

Believe in my worth

It takes guts to be good at something. Confidence that you know you can do it. It's not enough that I sweat through the workouts, that I train harder than anyone else. I have to work through the sprains and shake off the bad hits. I have to ignote the slumps and the off nights, and I can't let all the damn parasites get in my head with their endless chatter...I have to believe in my worth.
Molly O'Keefe, Can't buy me love

sabato 29 aprile 2017

1 maggio

- Perché  stiamo a casa il primo maggio?
- Perché  è  la festa dei lavoratori! E per festeggiarla non lavoriamo.
- Anche per noi non c'è la scuola?
- Esatto.
- È  giusto. Anche se non è  un lavoro pagato coi soldi, ma pagato in sapienza, anche noi facciamo una bella fatica a scuola!
- Senza dubbio! Ma l'importante credo sia...come hai detto? La SAPIENZA.
- Eh sì!
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