“She seems so cool, so focused, so quiet, yet her eyes remain fixed upon the horizon. You think you know all there is to know about her immediately upon meeting her, but everything you think you know is wrong. Passion flows through her like a river of blood.
She only looked away for a moment, and the mask slipped, and you fell. All your tomorrows start here.”
Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders (via kushandwizdom)
We, as women, fight for our selves every day. We fight to be ourselves. Not to lose ourselves. We have to fight to tell the truth. Because what we aren’t supposed to do, as women, is tell the truth. We are supposed to be silent — to smile and look pretty. To feel fulfilled in unfulfilling lives. To be happy and cheery and perky at all times, emanating positivity like fucking TV moms and robot cheerleaders. We aren’t supposed to make anyone uncomfortable with things like feelings or reality. Our emotions and our vulnerability are used against us in the most hateful and violent ways.
Can you be happy but still feel incomplete? Or does not feeling entirely complete mean you’re unhappy?
Don’t fall in love with a woman who reads, with a woman who feels too much, with a woman who writes …
Don’t fall in love with a woman who is educated, magical, delerious, crazy. Don’t fall in love with a woman who thinks, who knows what she knows and furthermore knows how to fly; a woman who is sure of herself.
Don’t fall in love with a woman who laughs or weeps while making love, who knows how to transform her flesh into spirit, and even less with a woman who loves poetry (for they are the most perilous of all) or who can spend a half an hour contemplating a painting and cannot live without music.
Don’t fall in love with a woman who is interested in politics and who rebels and feels an immense horror of injustice. A woman who likes nothing on television, and whose face and body are of no account to her beauty.
Don’t fall in love with a woman who is intense, playful, lucid and irreverent. You will not like falling in love with a woman such as this, for, should you fall in love with such a woman, whether she stays with you or not, whether she loves you or not, from such a woman there is no return.