Only you

"I've been incompatible with anyone else since I met you." Sometimes, without warning, someone enters your life and challenges every assumption you ever made about what's possible.What you thought you deserved was limited to what you were capable of achieving up to that point, and maybe just a quiet desire to acquire some peace beyond [...]

For the love of peace

The night is only as peaceful as the day’s indulgence, and the day’s indulgence is only as focused as the reflections of the night.What we court in quiet moments reflects our beliefs, but what we pursue in our efforts with others reflects our convictions.When the two are aligned, sleep becomes a spiritual experience, and love...love [...]

Expecting hope

Expectations are simply hopes with a sense of entitlement.The reason for our entitlement to the fulfilment of our hopes are many. Most often, they're based on what we contributed towards others.Sometimes we want that contribution reciprocated because we don't want to allow others to treat us unfairly, or to take us for granted.But sometimes, we [...]

The nuance of a good life

It's not the blatant acts of disrespect or rejection that hurt us the most, it's the subtle gestures that leave room for doubt or interpretation that leave deep scars. Nuance thrives in those subtle gestures because nuance is what allows us to avoid conflict, or resist commitment. It allows us a graceful exit for just-in-case [...]

Reciprocation

I've seen myself walking a path through a barren land. In the distance, the very farthest end of the horizon, beautiful clouds gathered, non-threatening and cool in appearance. Rolling over itself casually as if waiting patiently for my arrival. I did not rush to meet it, because my companion was lagging behind. The sun where [...]

The Space Between

The hole in your heart can only be filled by the companion that knows that it is there. Sometimes we seek companionship in search of one that recognises that gap, but fail to realise that we in fact projected our need on their abilities instead. We flit between the calm and the clutter, the spaces [...]