letter & meaning

It's always words that undress you.

metaphorformetaphor:

Do you ever feel words have gone dry and dull in your mind? Your mind like a sponge in the dust? You squeeze it and nothing comes?

Virginia Woolf, from a letter to Vita Sackville-West, The letters of Virginia Woolf, Volume 3 (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975)

(Source: violentwavesofemotion)

“I was entirely happy. Perhaps we feel like that when we die and become a part of something entire, whether it is sun and air. or goodness and knowledge. At any rate, that is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great. When it comes to one, it comes as naturally as sleep.”

—   Willa Cather, from My Antonia (via violentwavesofemotion)

(Source: observando, via violentwavesofemotion)

“September 22. Nothing.”

—   Franz Kafka, Diaries 1914-1923   (via middecember)

(via skoene-oke)

“basis, n.
There has to be a moment at the beginning when you wonder whether you’re in love with the person or in love with the feeling of love.
If the moment doesn’t pass, that’s it — you’re done.
And if the moment does pass, it never foes that far. It stands in the distance, ready for whenever you want it back. Sometimes it’s even there when you thought you were searching for something else, like an escape route, or your lover’s face.”

—   David Levithan

(Source: rarararambles, via modern-tragedy)

“I don’t have to ask you if you’ve been through the pain of heartbreak to know that you have. I can see it in your eyes, on your skin, and the way that you undress your body in front of me life I have a sign that reads 1 out of 10. I know it’s hard to trust someone new when someone who once felt so familiar left you in the past along with your love. I could promise you that it won’t be the same. That I am not like any lover you’ve had before because I know what I want. But you’ll never really believe me even when you say you do because you’ve held that promise in your hands before and in the end you were only left with empty words and an empty heart. But I will stay, and I hope that my continuing presence is one that will restore your thoughts when it comes to opening yourself up to someone who really does mean it when they say that they promise.”

—   "I stick to my promises, I promise you," - Colleen Brown

(Source: mostlyfiction, via larmoyante)

And then there were the ways You watched me
moving back into my cave where the wheels turn,
same wheels that drove You off.

I should have told You
before talking in terms of Forever
that any given day wears me out and works me sour,
that there are nights when the sky is so clear
I stand obnoxious underneath it
begging for the stars to shoot at me
just so I can feel at Home.

What’s left of You now is a shrine
built from the pieces I kept of Your presence,
Your incredible stretch of presence.
It sits in Our room like a sandpiper
cross-legged and crying,
remembering the night we met
and the day You left, and the Light
shifting in between.

—   Buddy Wakefield (via rarararambles)

“I said “I love you” when I meant something much more specific, I should have said “Please don’t leave me, I’m afraid to sleep alone.”

—   Clementine von Radics

(Source: rarararambles)

“There’s a loneliness that only exists in one’s mind. The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.”

—   F. Scott Fitzgerald

(Source: rarararambles)