Life is just a learning experience. I make mistakes, but I learn from them, so they're not really mistakes. I embark on relationships that become journeys, and while I don't know where I'm going, the company makes it worthwhile.
He took his brain out to make room for his heart
it grew in rapture, in care, and in love
he sought a match for his heart
a home for his love
he pressed his nose against the windows
around the heart she had
never allowed to be nurtured
and wanted nothing more
than to shatter the glass
but she boarded the windows
and added her own bars
because compromising her knowledge
was something she could never dream
Brilliance was her beauty
and humans relish any opportunity for vanity
She intrigued him, so he watched her from afar. Where people complained about the miserable cards they’d been dealt, she took hers and made her own luck, and when things didn’t work out, she was able to laugh about it. In the library he watched her pore over her books and type furiously and smile when she had an idea and paused to jot it down. She didn’t see through him, but she was so busy in thinking and planning that she never seemed to see him at all, and he couldn’t decide which was worse. She got so excited when she was speaking that she sometimes tripped over her own words and although it embarrassed her, he found it charming. There was a twinkle in her eye when she read and wrote about works or when someone said that a sonnet was “just a poem.” She was independent and kind and was able to find the beauty in everyday situations, which was something he had always tried and failed to do. He wanted that and he made it his mission to get it.
You’re the thread linking my thoughts together lately. And I didn’t even know I could sew.
Safety Not Guaranteed
Scarlett O'Hara: Money can't buy everything.
Rhett Butler: Someone must have told you that. You'd never think of such a platitude all by yourself. What can't it buy?
Scarlett O'Hara: Oh, well, I don't know--not happiness or love anyway.
Rhett Butler: Generally it can. And when it can't, it can buy some of the most remarkable substitutes.
Scarlett O'Hara: Oh, you have the nastiest way of making virtues sound so stupid.
Rhett Butler: But virtues are stupid. Do you care if people talk?