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The Truth about Love

3 Jun

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“I won’t do this movie because I don’t believe the love story,” she told Selznick. “The heroine is an intellectual woman, and an intellectual woman simply can’t fall in love so deeply.” 

Ingrid Bergman

She sat facing the mirror, putting on her makeup.

Afterall, what good is a woman if she cannot even look good for her lover, right?

It was a terrible infatuation; she fell hard and fast even though she knew how wrong that would be.

He wasn’t married (thank god..) but he did have a good woman waiting for him at home, and she knew she wasn’t his first affair either but like every romantic would say, love is indeed blind – you cannot escape your biological wirings.

It was difficult in the beginning.

It still is now.

But she’s starting to learn how.

He asked to meet her last week to celebrate his new freedom – he’d just broke up with his girlfriend.

She felt a slight corner of her heart soar – finally she’s no longer the 3rd party; there might be a chance for them to be together.

That thought put her on cloud nine for days, and then he asked to meet her again today.

He seldom sound that excited, she could feel it in his voice but she could also feel a certain dread grip her heart.

She saw him walked through the doors with a brilliant smile. It made her smile.

When he settled down, conversation flowed as it usually does, and then he told her the news.

He’s met someone.

She wasn’t the usual pretty type, but there was an aura about her.

As she listened to him describe her and how attracted he is to her, her heart grew heavier and heavier.

Eventually, it stopped feeling.

At the end of that meeting, she decided to take a long walk home instead of her usual bus.

Her heart ached with each step she took. She wanted very much to cry, but she couldn’t.

She reminded herself of the truth about love.

Nothing but a chemical effect.
It makes even the most intelligent lose their wits.

Once that effect wears off, you’ll realize how silly you have been.

She wondered if she had worn off the effect or is she still lying to herself as a solitary tear rolled down her cheek.

“I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.”

Al Pacino

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The wound is the place where the light enters you

17 Nov

The wound is the place where the light enters you.
– Rumi

The wound is the place where the light enters you and fills you up inside; the light that brings you wisdom and the ability to see things clearer.

A light that perhaps, encourages you to move on and let go of what is not meant to be.

A light that teaches you that all these hurt and aches that you feel will eventually go away.

A light that tells you there’s so much more to look forward to in the future.

Your future only begins now.

When you have allowed the light to enter, you are acknowledging the fact that you have a wound.

I’ve always believed that the truth will set you free, provided you first see it and accept it.

Once you’ve seen the truth,  your wound is ready to heal.

You have allowed your wounds to be pried open again and again, tears needlessly shed for people who are not worth it. Don’t torture yourself anymore.

A fragile heart can only take so much, give it time to heal and start over again.

Give yourself only to those who would give themselves back to you because there’s only so much left in you.

This time round, pick a more worthy opponent.