"The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him."

— G.K. Chesterton (via observando)

Carrie Ryan, The Dead-Tossed Waves

Carrie Ryan, The Dead-Tossed Waves

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4. I gave him half of my heart and my memory in hopes of never remembering his name.

14. I tried to turn in what was left of my body for a get of jail free pass. Without him, safety no longer existed.

17. I gave him my body in exchange for the hope of love.

19. I tore at my skin in the hope that he would pick up the pieces as though they were the pieces of my heart that he discarded on the ground.

20. I prayed for him. I prayed every day, for him. My savior. My destroyer. I gave him what was left of my heart, what was left of my body, only to be returned as, damaged goods.

29. I have nothing left to give. I prayed for you. I prayed you would be the man to bundle up my brokenness with ties that bind-To take what was left of my heart, bruised, torn and broken-To take what was left of my body, scarred, imperfect and aching-and beckon me to come inside.

"The body shuts down when it has too much to bear; goes its own way quietly inside, waiting for a better time, leaving you numb and half alive."

— Jeanette Winterson (via roentgens)

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"You are a little soul carrying around a corpse."

— Epictetus

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"You’ll meet her. She’s very pretty, even though sometimes she’s sad for many days at a time. You’ll see, when she smiles, you’ll love her."

— Pan’s Labyrinth

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