That Somebody : Template for love


If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are. Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable.- – Robert Pattinson

 Dancing in the jar

We all have the potential to fall in love a thousand times in our lifetime. It’s easy.But there are certain people you love who do something else; they define how you classify what love is supposed to feel like. These are the most important people in your life, and you’ll meet maybe four or five of these people over the span of 80 years. But there’s still one more tier to all this; there is always one person you love who becomes that definition. It usually happens retrospectively, but it always happens eventually. This is the person who unknowingly sets the template for what you will always love about other people, even if some of those qualities are self-destructive and unreasonable.

You will remember having conversations with this person that never actually happened. You will recall sexual trysts with this person that never technically occurred. This is because the individual who embodies your personal definition of love does not really exist. The person is real, and the feelings are real—but you create the context. And the context is everything.

The person who defines your understanding of love is not inherently different than anyone else, and they’re often just the person you happen to meet the first time you really, really want to love someone. But that person still wins. They win, and you lose. Because for the rest of your life, they will control how you feel about everyone else.

— Chuck Klosterman

I was just browsing through the millions of od-knows-what-all articles, emails, feeds and posts that I get everyday…when I read this piece and my heart stopped. There are some pieces of writing that just touch a certain string in your heart and you can’t help but share it with everyone who’s willing to lend a year (or  view, in this case).

 There are things that you’ve known all along…but someone comes and puts it in words before you and you stare at i, awestruck.

Some more, on love. Spare some moments and get filled with warmth 🙂

Then I realize what it is. It’s him. Something about him makes me feel like I am about to fall. Or turn to liquid. Or burst into flames.
— Tris Prior – Divergent

I am hopelessly in love with a memory. An echo from another time, another place.
— Michael Faudet

The more you love someone, the harder it is to tell them. It surprised him that strangers didn’t stop each other on the street to say I love you.
— Jonathan Safran

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Lucky Zelda Fitzgerald…a love for words and Zelda, that summed up Fitzgerald’s whole life. It became the very misery of Hemingway’s life that his friend wasted his life upon love…love for Zelda.

Perhaps the same bird echoed through both of us yesterday, seperate, in the evening.― Rainer Maria Rilke

Oh I can’t explain. When I like people immensely I never tell their names to any one. It is like surrendering a part of them. I have grown to love secrecy. It seems to be the one thing that can make modern life mysterious or marvellous to us. The commonest thing is delightful if one only hides it.― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Whenever I look at you even briefly—
I can no longer say a single thing.
–Sappho

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In spite of everything I loved you, and will go on loving you―on my knees, with my shoulders drawn back, showing my heels to the headsman and straining my goose neck―even then. And afterwards―perhaps most of all afterwards―I shall love you, and one day we shall have a real, all-embracing explanation, and then perhaps we shall somehow fit together, you and I.
— Vladimir Nabokov

You happened to me.
You were as deep down as I’ve ever been.
You were inside me like my pulse.
— Marilyn Hacker

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Alright so these were some lovelies I really wanted to share.

Heartwarming writing. I love how these writer play with simple words to create the most amazing feelings.

If you could think of one person when you read these lines…without a doubt or a pint of awkwardness…then know that they fill that position in your life.

And that is a truth, knows you and I.

Arrividerci x

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