Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life… You give them a piece of you. They didn’t ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like ‘maybe we should be just friends’ turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It’s a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.

– The character “Rose Walker” in The Sandman #65

flowing pearls
high up
fallin from

gushing strong
windy current
misty and cold

mystery befalls
misery washed
gazillion ripples

only a spec
cosmos within cosmos…

sometimes you have to just forget the rules, follow your heart and see where it takes you. never apologize for saying what you feel because that’s like saying sorry for being real.

never regret anything you said or did because at some point, it was what you wanted. true strength is being able to hold it all together when everyone else is expecting you to fall apart.

if you dont go after what you want, you’ll never have it.

if you don’t ask, the answer is always no.

if you don’t step forward, your always in the same place.

take risks for life goes on…

Today is Women’s Day and perhaps its good to enumerate some of the things that women (in their hearts) always wish for…

1. to be herself
2. to be a good daughter
3. to be a good mother
4. to be respected
5. to be heard
6. to be free
7. to teach
8. to learn
9. to travel
10. to discover
11. to be productive
12. to be creative
13. to help
14. to share and exchange
15. to laugh/cry with her girlfriends
16. to play naughty and relax with her “guy friends”
15. to express her opinion
17. to be appreciated/accepted
18. to find her (life’s) purpose
19. to find her “partner”
20. to find her soul and spirit

So what do you want?

Cheers to the WOMEN OF THE WORLD who make life exciting and beautiful!