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people do what works

January 16, 2012
By Lydia_the_dwarf PLATINUM, Jamison, Pennsylvania
Lydia_the_dwarf PLATINUM, Jamison, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Following the light of the sun, we left the old world." -Christopher Columbus

"You live by what you thrill to, and there's the end of it" -D. H. Lawrence

"If you're going through hell, keep going" -Winston Churchill

The number one fear of all people is rejection.
They laugh it off, elbows propped up
behind them on the bar
and baby-faced vulnerability remains a closed door.

But those nights, there is a silence so deep,
the only sound is the suck of two lips
pulling loneliness in and pushing it
back out into the glinting glass night.

The truth lies in the glass slab of silence:
you can trace rejection back to risk,
the two sitting side by side in subtle self-sabotage, terrible and kind.
So it is easier not to change, sitting with your back to window.

nonchanging, nonconstructive, nonreaching, ask yourself:
“is it easier not to?”, watching life pass by the glass.

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on Feb. 1 2012 at 8:40 am
TheCapturedBat GOLD, Belen, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
If all else perished and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.
-- Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

Very insightful. people try so hard to protect themselves by cutting themselves off... you described that perfectly.