It’s right here that most people apologize like crazy. They feel terrible. They were trying to figure out how to navigate the labyrinth of your wonderful story. It’s like holding a tiny flash light in a cave of a new world. They didn’t mean to provoke those old wounds. They didn’t mean to poke fun at your dreams. They considered it an honor that they held the key, even for a few frenzied moments.
Intimacy takes work, trust, wounds, hurts, sculpting in the dark: and that takes time. It takes more than a single chance. Of course we can close the doors, at any second, when we know it just won’t work. But there are many opportunities if we had trusted a little longer, reset the tempo, and spoke up louder: it would’ve been okay. Bridges would be built. New stories are made. You find your hand closing around theirs. They begin to traverse the folds of your heart with ease, and they learn to say those things which give life, which give freedom, which grow dreams. Intimacy is formed out of stumbling, but further down the path: there is so much light, so much laughter, so many steps to the horizon together."
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Reading things, feeling things
#BookADayUK 21: One where I fell in love with the narrator Claire
Fell in love with the narrator? I’m going to have to dig deep into my brain for this one… I’d have to say Arya Stark from A Song of Ice and Fire series was one of my favourite narrators so far. Does she count as a narrator though? Or just a POV character?
Most protagonists I’ve “fallen in love” with aren’t the…
I really want to read my book but I also want to watch 87 hours of Netflix and travel the world and and kiss someone I like and sleep for most of the day… And also I have a lot of homework
this is literally my life
a good description of the past 24 hours.
Do you ever have those books that you start reading but then you lose enthusiasm for then because there’s all the other books you want to read but then like you’re neglecting this one and you’ve started it so you should finish it and while trying to read it you read a different book and basically feel like you cheated on the book and just I’m so sorry books ;-;
#BookADayUK 20: Favourite bookworm in literature Claire
I guess maybe the narrator in HP Lovecraft’s short story The Outsider (from the collection of short stories Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales. Can’t honestly say I’ve read many bookworms I liked all that much.
(Book modelled by Mr Toots)