I think it means “Don’t leave me here alone.” —Neil Gaiman (via rusalkasumbrella)
The world is too big for love to be real. There are too many people in the world to ever know, beyond everything, that you are with the right person. That your heart is as swollen as it can be. Think of all the people in China. It is unlikely anyone will ever meet all of them. How can we know for certain, that trapped inside a foreign language and thumping in a foreign heart there isn’t a love that is meant for us. The infinite possibility of existence, its limitless potential, is the proof that we need that love is nothing more than an imagination, a human folly, friendship swollen with self-importance, a final retreat from the storm of possibility. The love of our life could so easily have been someone else. It is random and accidental, haphazard and unsystematic. That which we feel for one person, clinging on to the delusion of destiny, could so easily be felt for a million people should the timing and the meetings and the mutual readiness have coalesced at some other time in some other place. Should someone else have accepted us or rejected us then everything would have been different. And once we know this, we know that all love is a lie. Not honesty but deception. Not heroism but cowardice. An unspoken agreement of mutual consolidation and compromise, a shield from possibility and a bed in which to sleep, nothing more than that.
But I do still miss her.” —The World is Too Big by Daniel Kitson (via colporteur)
The dead don’t fucking move, he says.
They fucking do, I say. It’s some kind of postmortem electric weirdness. I’ve seen it in the morgue. The dead bodies sit up and roll over and have erections and say hello all the time. It’s like a party in there.” —Will Christopher Baer, Kiss Me, Judas (via highfivery)
To lie with my hands turned up and be utterly empty.
How free it is, you have no idea how free.” —Sylvia Plath (via witchsauce)