There once was a man who became unstuck in the world- he realized that he was not his car, he realized that he was not his job, he was not his phone, his desk or his shoes. Like a boat cut from its anchor, he’d begin to drift….He took the wind for a map, he took the sky for a clock, and he set off with no destination. He was never lost.
Instead of hooks or a net, he threw himself into the sea. He was never thirsty.
..with a Poloroid camera he made pictures of all the people he met, and then he gave all the pictures away. He would never forget their faces. Each person he met became a little less stuck themselves. He traveled only with himself and he was never alone.
…and he traveled around like a leaf in the wind until he reached the place where he started out. His car, his job, his phone, his shoes-everything was right where he left it. Nothing had changed, and yet he felt excited to have arrived here- as if this were the place he’d been going all along.
—Castles in the Sky
“I miss looking at your face, it’s automatic. I can see it as I stare but it’s less dramatic. I can see you catch my gaze & I turn away, as if I’m not about it. I wish we were face to face right now but I can’t have that. So I look into other’s eyes & I try to doubt it-doubt you ever cared because it helps me do without it. Doubt you ever really tried so I can pretend it wasn’t meant to be, like we’d never found that.”
It’s been proven that every action we make is emotionally based whether we believe they are or not!
It’s only after the fact that we logically justify our actions. We cling to people that give us pleasure but sometimes we have to allow our feelings to take a backseat & remember our worth.
We deserve people that meet us half way in every aspect of a relationship because if you can’t meet in the middle of the bridge there will always be a gap between you, with each of you standing on either side & no way to make it across.