“Smart girls are the overthinkers, the insecure ones, the different ones. They know what the real world is like. They analyze every little thing in life. Why? To avoid getting hurt. To find happiness. They stay up at night trying to think about every possible situation to get through all the problems. They think too much. They trust fewer people. Their insecurity proves their respect toward themselves. Of course they try to live away from a drama-filled life. Smart girls know their worth. Now those are the ones worth keeping by your side.”
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Just casually throwing out words like “I love you” and “I care about you” so easily, doesn’t guarantee me 100% chance at having a future with you. It doesn’t guarantee me tomorrows where you will be there without a doubt and not bailing out at those first signs of trouble and misunderstanding. I don’t need you to tell me you’ll be there. I need you to let me feel it, too.
-What’s a soulmate?
-It’s a… Well, it’s like a best friend, but more. It’s the one person in the world that knows you better than anyone else. It’s someone who makes you a better person, well, actually they don’t make you a better person… you do that yourself— because they inspire you. A soulmate is someone who you carry with you forever. It’s the one person who knew you, and accepted you, and believed in you before anyone else did or when no one else would. And no matter what happens.. you’ll always love them.
In a matter of hours on Friday, Typhoon Haiyan completely devastated parts of the central Philippines. It was one of the strongest storms ever recorded. The death toll is estimated up to 10,000 with hundreds of thousands more displaced. The country has declared a “state of calamity.”
To everyone else, please help those desperate for clean water and food by donating to the UN World Food Programme:
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"Date a girl who reads" is bullshit. Just date someone you care about.
All those dozens of versions of the overdone “date a girl who reads, date a girl who writes” essays are bullshit. Men can write poetry too. Just because poems are sometimes considered to be sappy or highly emotional doesn’t mean they’re saved exclusively for female writers. Hell, e.e. cummings had a heart the size of an elephant with tusks so sharp they even pierced his ribs every time he dipped the pen in ink. And Pablo Neruda? Man, those love sonnets could make someone swoon so fast and for so long they’d forget what the ground looked like because they’d always be on their backs staring up at the sky.
So maybe it’s time to start searching in tiny, musky corners of the library for a fellow bent in half over a typewriter like the spine of a book, clacking away like there’s no tomorrow. Maybe it’s time to start searching high and low in bars for boys who have so many stories to tell that the words themselves would flow faster than the wine. Maybe it’s time to start broadening your horizons until they stretch in several directions instead of just one, to finally accept the fact that poetry is not defined by a single gender.
And by the way, it’s not only female poets that write about heartbreak. Men’s hearts crack down the middle like an egg just like anybody else’s, with yolk so thick all the arteries can’t possibly be whole again. Don’t ever underestimate the power of a fault line, especially when it runs clean through the most essential organ in the body. Heartbreak poems aren’t reserved for women. Heartbreak poems are broken-shotgun, curb-stomping-grief, static-electricity-jolt, screaming-wave-breaker that burn hard through the marrow. And when heartbreak hits, it doesn’t care who it picks for a fistfight, be it man or woman, because it hits so fucking hard it doesn’t even give a second glance to what’s between the legs because it’s aiming for the heart.
As a sidenote, there are men who don’t write poetry too. And that doesn’t make them any less dateable. Poetry doesn’t just come through the pen or the clack of eyes; it also comes through quick glances and Sunday morning breakfasts in bed. It comes through going the extra mile, oiling the squeaky hinges on the front door just so you won’t wake your partner up when you leave for work. Poetry is anything done with love. So widen your options even further and date an illiterate, very unpoetic man. Or at least unpoetic in the writing sense. Because hell, he can still write poems with his hands and mouth.
But let’s face it. Let’s face up to the facts like we’re turning our bodies to the sun and warming them in its glow. Lets realize that when we date someone, it’s not with the thousands of syllables that spill like rain through their pens or their computer keys, or even through their hands. It doesn’t matter a damn bit if they can pick up a 500-page book and read it easy as pie, or if they’re at a children’s book reading level, or if they can’t even recite the alphabet by heart. It doesn’t matter if they’re the next Pablo Neruda, Emily Dickinson, Charles Bukowski. It doesn’t matter if they can write or read or if they’re a man or a woman or gender-neutral, trans*, transsexual, queer, lesbian, or gay or bisexual or just generally undefinable.
All that matters is that you love them.
The American rock band from Colorado Springs, OneRepublic is finally visiting Manila again on the 6th of November 2013! The band was formed way back in 2003 and really captured so many hearts of the Filipinos including me ♥ Honestly, I’ve been a fan the time I have heard their song Say (All I need) in The Vampire Diaries episode! Can’t wait to sing my heart out live with them!!! OMG. I can actually imagine myself waving my hands with awesome lights beaming while staring at them wholeheartedly. I just wish this wouldn’t be just another concert to regret for not attending :( So I am crossing my fingers to win two concert tickets and inject myself too much excitement for their concert! Seeing and hearing them live will totally be a good way to unwind as well after a week of second sem started! ;;)
Five songs I want to sing out loud prolly while letting my tears of joy splash out from my tear duct *haha* are these:
- All I Need
- Stop and Stare
- Counting Stars
- If I Lose Myself
PS: I’m currently listening to their playlist ♥
I have read a comment on Youtube about OneRepublic Native album:
With this, I am more stoked to watch them perform live!!! ♥