Apr 12, 2014

the girl on fire.

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x. open your heart wide enough, and you would reap pain. 
ix. she learned not to be vulnerable in loving people. 
viii. then, out of nowhere, here you came. 
vii. the defenses surrounding her crumbled to dust. 
vi. you built a flame in her. 
v. she gave you her trust. 
iv. this is her heart. 
iii. look at her. 
ii. she's on
i. fire. 
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a poem made up of ten lines.
poems within themselves.
same number of words per line.
xx
one || two || three 
*inspired by the phenomenal movie catching fire. 

Mar 30, 2014

oh, no! i fell in love with you...

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IN FRIENDSHIP...WE THINK WE HAVE CHOSEN OUR PEERS. IN REALITY A FEW YEARS' DIFFERENCE IN DATES OF OUR BIRTHS, A FEW MORE MILES BETWEEN CERTAIN HOUSES, THE CHOICE OF ONE UNIVERSITY INSTEAD OF ANOTHER...THE ACCIDENT OF TOPIC BEING RAISED OR NOT RAISED AT A FIRST MEETING -- ANY OF THESE CHANCES MIGHT HAVE KEPT US APART. BUT, FOR A CHRISTIAN, THERE ARE, STRICTLY SPEAKING NO CHANCES. A SECRET MASTER OF CEREMONIES HAS BEEN AT WORK. CHRIST, WHO SAID TO THE DISCIPLES, "YE HAVE NOT CHOSEN ME, BUT I HAVE CHOSEN YOU," CAN TRULY SAY TO EVERY GROUP OF CHRISTIAN FRIENDS, "YE HAVE NOT CHOSEN ONE ANOTHER BUT I HAVE CHOSEN YOU FOR ONE ANOTHER." THE FRIENDSHIP IS NOT A REWARD FOR OUR DISCRIMINATING AND GOOD TASTE IN FINDING ONE ANOTHER OUT. IT IS THE INSTRUMENT BY WHICH GOD REVEALS TO EACH OF US THE BEAUTIES OF OTHERS." 
// C.S. LEWIS, THE FOUR LOVES // 
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do you believe in love at first sight? 
asking this question is like asking, "do you believe everyone you've ever met in your entire life is merely a coincidence: that your teachers, your college professors, your friends, the person who brewed this morning's caramel macchiato, the clerks who ring up and bag your groceries, even your family - who is knit only by the thickness of blood and title of "relative" - are all brought together by your own judgement or purely by chance?"

i don't believe in love at first sight &
(neither do fate, destiny, nor coincidence
tempt me to give up my future to their careless premonitions)
the eyes can be so deceiving at times and only care to rest upon 
what the world calls "beautiful." 

i do believe in pure connections, though.
when two people meet each other, 
and they simply click. 
heart-felt, raw, authentic, good old-fashioned connections. 
not exclusive clicks,
not arranged meetings,
not even poetically romantic moments
- impromptu ones even the stars couldn't foresee. 
moments that blow you over into present-timing and 
you simply know you're meant to be together.

and maybe the connection is due 
to the fact 
they are the one who wondrously makes you smile...effortlessly;
the one who puts the awkward butterflies to ease 
only for them to erupt all over again, seconds later, in rapid excitement
or enthusiasm over your favorite book or pastime;
the one who fascinates you by their love of languages 
or cravings of wanderlust they are determined to satisfy; 
the one you somehow know
you've been waiting to meet for a very very long time.

no, I don't believe in love at first sight. 
i do, however, believe in kindreds;
life-long as well as ones who slip out of your life as quickly as they slipped in.
i believe in "aha! oh, there you are!" moments.
i believe in being able 
to fall in love 
with people's quirks and personalities - 
conversations, smiles, interests, passions, jokes -
people's stories
even at the very first meeting.

no, i don't believe in love at first sight.

i believe in a world that continues revolving
because God graciously places kindreds, soul mates, and life-long friends
in your life at the most unexpected of times. 


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tell me about your kindred spirits. how/where did you meet?  
un || deux || trois  
xx 
*inspired by a handsome chap i met at last friday's dance and this song

Mar 22, 2014

awake.

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Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
ephesians 5:14
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Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn. 
:: Lewis Gizzard :: 
and i've learned that it's okay that we all love a little differently
we all awake some type of wonderful enchantment in each other
like the march breezes bring sprays of luscious lilacs to bloom
in the most overlooked corners of the town
but if you breathe deeply enough
you might catch a sigh of summer.

'ello, spring. good to see ya. 
xx