Peering through the darkness

<  Peering through the darkness

I haven’t posted in a while because I’m in a funk and haven’t been able to write any fiction of late.

This quote from Neil Gaiman sums it up better than I can:

“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 someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses. You build up a whole armor, for years, so 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 be just friends’ or ‘how very perceptive’ 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 body-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. Nothing should be able to do that. Especially not love. I hate love.” – Rose Walker in The Sandman by Neil Gaiman.

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4 Responses to “Peering through the darkness”

FARfetched

Right on, Neil G. I’m having my own related issues at the moment, but I think I know what to do about it as of 10 minutes ago.

Hope you can work through it. Writing is often my escapeā€¦ not that the places I go are all that great in themselves, but they don’t have the issue that I’m escaping at the moment.

Georgina

wow i love how he puts this together thats how it feelds when your love everthing he said is true

Georgina

wow i love how he puts this together thats how it feels when your love everthing he said is true

Emperor

Very, very interesting.

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