Torturous love

And so it and torture have always been stablemates.Sometimes, without warning, someone enters your life and challenges every assumption that 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 [...]

Silent screams

Crying, or a show of emotion, is still a sign of hope that things can be different.It's a means to communicate our dissatisfaction because we believe that our dissatisfaction matters.Our emotional expression is exactly that. An expression.No one expresses unless there is an expectation of a response.That response may be from others, or even from [...]

Whose pedestal is it?

When we see people for what we need them to be, rather than who they are, we elevate their position in our lives through no fault of their own.When they fail to meet the expectations that we created because of that unrealistic perspective that we had of them, we feel betrayed and then blame them [...]