Category Archives: Meaningful Monday

Meaningful Monday

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

~ Winston Churchill

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Meaningful Monday

Holding on to my Broken Heart by Jaime Best

“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 just be friend’ 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.”

~ Neil Gaiman from The Sandman, Vol.9: The Kindly Ones

Sidenote: If I had the extra cash I would be so very tempted to buy the original from the above photo.  Jaime Best has some amazing artwork available on her website. You should check it out! 🙂

Meaningful Monday: A Poem

“Walking, working, barely breathing

My thoughts, far away

Heart aching, mind racing

Sleep does not come easily, nor last long…”

~ Peter Winstanley

Also, for anyone who is wondering, the cats and I got to Florida safe and sound, although I have no desire to go on such a long trip again any time soon!

Meaningful Monday

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Today I am taking a moment to remember the great things Martin Luther King Jr. did for our country and his fellow-man.  With all that is going on in my life, this quote is especially poignant!