Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Solitary Figure

You are defined by the way in which you treat the people you love. And, the people you hate. 


Anonymous said...

I am settling to be friends with the boy who hurt me the most.
Who said he loved me, but then figured out who the 'real me' was.
So, he didn't.

I am giving him another chance.
Even though he doesn't deserve it.
I am continuing to love him.
Even though he doesn't deserve it.

Because, no one else ever has.
And I want to be that one person.

Because he deserves to know what it feels like to have a heart handed to him.

At least once in his life.

And you keep me believing that I am doing the right thing.

j said...


You can tell a lot about someone by the way they treat the people in their lives.

Also, you are the company you keep.

Freckles said...

Anon -- I did the same thing.
In fact, I continue to do it.

Because the world needs some good in it and that's my little piece of good.

Jen said...

it's not just what you say to people
and it's not the way you look at me
it's the way you present yourself
for all your worst critics to see

debtink said...

treat others as you would want to be treated....

Anonymous said...

lovely :)

Abie said...

So true. So, so true.

klara said...

I love this one.

klara said...

I wondered one day why I liked someone, while I had all the reasons there not to like him. I thought maybe it was a challenge my life put in my way : there, you want to like everyone ? Then like him, too. Despite his flaws.
And I don't even have to make an effort. It comes naturally. I hope this is how I'll be my whole life, especially in the moment where people will start to really hurt me, which hasn't come yet.

Anonymous said...

im worried i might be losing my ability to love people unconditionally. even when they dont deserve it.
this is a very scary thought.