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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Love Hurts!

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love!

Neil Gaiman
Out my kitchen window. This looks like a kiss but it was actually a bite and the bully squirrel chased the other one away.

4 comments:

Paula said...

Squirrels can be combative during the day - but then they nest together at night, kinda like we do.

Namnet said...

It´s my favourite quote by Neil. Again - so true:-)
We don´t have many squirels here. Even I live near the wood there aren´t many squirels. But the wood is near a river and we have some beavers there. I don´t know why, but they remind me big squirrels...:-)))

kryssie's daily photo said...

Hi Namnet! We have an abundance of squirrels here in Ocean County. We are battling the constantly. They steal all the bird food. They are cute though. In nearby Princeton they have black squirrels. I hope to go photograph them this spring.

Namnet said...

My father´s parents lived about 60km far from us in a city. And when me and my sister were children, our grandparents often went walking with us to the huge park there. And the park (it was almost a forest) was always full of squirrels. I have never seen so many squirrels together since then:-) And there were the black ones, too. I am looking forward to seeing your photos of them.