|—||The Iliad, Homer (via shylocks)|
it’s a really good story, because it isn’t that her parents don’t love her, they do, but it’s a conditional love. They are completely preoccupied by the belief that she isn’t the real her. That there is some other her, and if they can find someone to love her then she will finally become that person. But that isn’t the point of the curse. Even if she got married it wouldn’t have broken the spell because that guy was only willing to marry her with the assurance that it would ‘fix’ her. Loving an expectation, and not the person that’s already there, right in front of you.
You have to learn to love yourself for yourself, the good and the bad. And to love others that way as well.
…cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break - her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not thereNaruSaku: Love her
*mortal combat voice* FINISH HIM
SHE USED THE FORCE OF HIM PULLING HER TO HELP PROPEL HERSELF ONTO HIM. THAT’S SOME TACTICAL THINKING DAMN.
|—||Parable of the Sower, Octavia E. Butler (via glitterlion)|