America was conquered, but not discovered, the men who arrived with a religion to impose and dreams of gold never really knew where they were, and that this discovery is still taking place. ~Eduardo Galeano The above quote made little sense to me until I saw the concept in terms of a relationship with a […]
I can’t wrap my mind around people caring that much about me. ~America Ferrera I don’t feel lovable. It has been that way for as long as I can remember. I would prefer to think it is because others lack the fortitude to love a person as complicated as the twisted canyons one must navigate […]
The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion. ~Thomas Paine My belief that we are to exist as citizens of the world is mirrored in founding father Thomas Paine and his belief in transnational human rights undergirding his quote. Viewing myself as a citizen of the […]
I think you still love me, but we can’t escape the fact that I’m not enough for you. ~Haruki Murakami Beginning with my entrance into the phase of the horny teenager, I’ve spent my life seeking a relationship in which I feel loved enough to be myself without fear of rejection, of not being enough […]
Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood. ~Geroge Orwell I have given up on romantic love as a two way street in my life. It is not in the cards I’ve chosen to play. I could accept being understood, having someone dig deep enough beyond predicting my behavior […]
We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine. ~Eduardo Galeano I can pinpoint the exact moment I transitioned from an immortality mindset to a mortality mindset. It was just before midnight on 24 Dec 2012 when I experienced the esophageal burning associated with a heart attack. Mine was essentially […]
I know the feeling, the feeling of seeing a place for the first time and knowing by the heat in the blood that I finally found my home. I was mentally aware home was out there, had pictured it in my head hundreds of times. But had never previously set foot on the hallowed soil.