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It sounds so true it’s sad…

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.

Rose Walker in The Sandman (#65) by Neil Gaiman

5 thoughts on “It sounds so true it’s sad…”

  1. you are a bunch of pessimists :P
    just so you know your password protected post above is not accessible one gets a blank page

  2. No, realists…

    I don’t know what you did, but it works. I tried it being logged in as an admin and as an unregistered visitor. It worked in Safari and in Firefox (which are the two only browsers I have installed).

  3. So, Serge either uses some very exotic browser, or doesn’t know how to type ’24’ :P

  4. right no wit works .. and by the way i tried with firefox .. :P thats when it did not work
    as for gilles : :P right and i misspelled 3 times in a row

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