"We live in a society where romantic love is idealized: if we search long enough, we will find “the one,” the soulmate who is perfect for us, who will grow and change at the exact same rate we do, who loves us exactly as we are and never expects us to change, who always wants us sexually, never has bad breath or gets grouchy, and is perfectly desirable in every way. We expect our partner to fully meet us on an intellectual, physical, sexual, and spiritual basis; to be our lover, best friend, a companion, confidante, confessor, therapist, and family, all rolled into one. This sets up monumental expectations which all of us invariably fall short of."
Complement with Elizabeth Gilbert on what a soulmate is and isn’t.(via explore-blog)
"I still love the people I’ve loved, even if I cross the street to avoid them."
Uma Thurman (via frankielulu)
one of the best quotes… ever… it sums up in a perfect sentence the most misunderstood facets of love, compassion and forgiveness…(via ginandbird)
In its original home, near Almaty in Kazakhstan, the apple can be the size of a cherry or a grapefruit. It can be mushy or so hard it will chip teeth. It can be purple- or pink-fleshed with green, orange, or white skin. It can be sickly sweet, battery-acid sour, or taste like a banana. Preserving this biodiversity can become a massive project, in life and art.
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"Everything will change when your desire to move on exceeds your desire to hold on."
Alan H. Cohen (via sorakeem)
When you can tell you’re becoming increasingly less important to someone