“‘Why do people love poetry so much?’ he mused. ‘Because they can feel it,’ replied the girl, ‘in more ways than one. It can be warmer than a fire or colder than an ice cube slid along the inside of your wrist.’”
WfW, Fragment 22 (via larmoyante)
>>“The biggest coward of a man is to awaken the love of a woman without the intention of loving her.”— Bob Marley
In French, you don’t really say “I miss you.” You say “nique ta mère, encule-moi” which is closer to “you are missing from me.” I love that. “You are missing from me.” You are a part of me, you are essential to my being. You are like a limb, or an organ, or blood. I cannot function without you.
i just translated that though and it means ‘fuck your mother, fuck me’
Set your standards high and keep your expectations low, because that is what yields true happiness. I think that God intends to see his children strive for holiness out of our affection for him, and then to meet someone with a mutual love for Christ who, therefore, also strives for holiness. To wait until your life collides with someone who pursues the same thing—Jesus—requires the patience that marks those with high standards. And once those high standards have introduced you to someone who will uphold the values of your relationship with the Lord, you have the choice to free them from expectations (for you have already seen their faithful pursuit of holiness). You are free to have low expectations because your neediness is satisfied by Christ—the one you both yearn for; the only one able to meet and exceed your expectations. So with high standards and low expectations, we have a recipe for joyful contentment—what the world calls “happiness.” This mind-set cultivates a relationship of dependence on Christ, and delight in one another.
It is those who have low standards and high expectations that feel the bitter sting of disappointment—a persistent let down that accumulates resentment and in time will abandon you with sorrow. Those who do not treasure the standards that uphold truth will struggle to fulfill the partnership of two who seek Christ. To have high expectations of one who only met low standards will hinder you both. Having high expectations of one who is unable to meet them is devaluing, for it demands more than they’re able to offer. We cannot blame them for not meeting our expectations, for they were so freely embraced by a low standard—yet now, you justify yourself in expecting more than they were ever willing, or qualified to provide.