If someone tells you that you make it ALL ABOUT YOU all the time, that you’re into drama, and really, you’re just trying to connect, to get to the truth, to share yourself, to hear someone else, to feel them, to let them in? If you know that you listen and you’re a good partner or a good friend, and you know when to shut up, and someone STILL says this to you, despite ample evidence that it’s simply not true? Don’t try harder with that person. When you’re trying to make deep connections in a world that is flinchy and dismissive of deep connections, sometimes you open your heart, and instead of getting love in return, someone will say you’re being a troublemaker. They just don’t get it. They aren’t for you. Walk away.
You have worlds inside you—swirling, colorful, mournful, generous, soaring, hopeful, searing, heartbreaking worlds. You cannot offer just a tiny slice of you. You cannot hold back the flood. You want to share those worlds. You are way too big, too complicated, too glorious and infinitely sad and unspeakably divine. You have to share all of it. Find someone worthy of all of it. Find someone who wants ALL OF IT.
Y’all it is a constant amazement, Ask Polly is. This made me cry. As someone who sort of barfs emotions and stories and everything on people, I’ve always considered it an awful weakness. But … I like this way of framing it. Time and place always, but this is good. Very good.
I don’t know what the fuck happened but my shit was hacked and all my layout shit changed SO! I have to figure out how to get that back I guess. Tumblr Support, I’m sure, will be little help. But FYI. I’ll fix it whenever I have time.
Update: and hacked a second time. This is lovely. I’m assuming this is the Heartbleeds thing. Be aware.