Anyone who knows me can conclude that I am terrified stupid of silence
But that is what I AM right now
AN ECHO OF SILENCE
My head is so quiet that I don’t feel or talk as vibrant
A spirit so broken, speaking seems too violent
I am scared of silence
Yet I can’t speak because my thoughts are being held back by the ghost of a siren
Adversity is like a strong wind. I don’t mean just that it holds us back from places we might otherwise go. It also tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that afterward we see ourselves as we really are, and not merely as we might like to be.
author of Memoirs of a Geisha (via cedarful)
Most difficult part of marriage… Life.
Life is hard and let’s face it, none of us walk into a relationship without issues and life throws curve balls all the time, which expose your flaws and weaknesses. So marriage is hard work, because it’s incredibly easy to become complacent in your relationship, because it’s so familiar and in the process forgetting that as life is changing you, it’s also changing the other person and to keep up with that progress. To remain in touch with your spouse’s needs and at the same time being honest about your own growth and needs… It’s the constant stopping and checking up on your relationship, nurturing it, but allowing yourself to grow is hard. It’s hard because life isn’t romantic sunset walks on the beach, it’s international deployments, infertility, relocations, financial strain, illness, occupational stress, dysfunctional families and nowhere to be seen friends. Marriage is hard because you promised that you will never give up and sometimes giving up feels like it would be the easiest thing to do.
Catherine (via white—-orchid)
(Source: earthstranger, via thebeautyofislam)