Monday, March 2, 2009

The View On The Way Down

All the hardest, coldest people you meet were once as soft as water.

And that's the tragedy of living.

17 comments:

Kathy said...

couldn't ring anymore truer.

Laurel said...

And the beauty of living is that not all of them end up that way.

Some of us are still the same warm and soft people that we started out as, you just have to look a little harder to find us.

Me said...

That's true Laurel.

More importantly, I believe that even the hardest people can be reminded of who they were, and be soft again.

Anonymous said...

Were they also just as transparent?

Me said...

I hope so. Transparency is a virtue.

ProjektSquiggle said...

This is sad. But it's the cold hard facts of life. ):

Anonymous said...

They can melt.

Chop Logik said...

..and now they're hard as ice? In that case, global warming could be a good thing.

White_Rose said...

"I believe that even the hardest people can be reminded of who they were, and be soft again."
I couldn't agree with you more. He calls me an angel for what I did. Tells me I brought him back to life.

Alixandextron said...

Even though things might hurt less if I did end up that way, I really don't want to.

Because, really, all cold hard people have in the end is regrets that they had to say goodbye to their water-soft days.

Anonymous said...

after reading this i decided i didnt want to be cold hearted anymore.
because no one else can hurt you, but you are constantly hurting yourself.
and that hurts the most.

Anonymous said...

He was never soft. He's always been that way.

=) said...

dear me,

everything you have written lately have been so spot on --- now that you have written this, it makes me think twice about my means of 'self-preservation'... i want to go back to my liquid state- being a masochist isn't much fun.

chess

REread said...

sad but true ...

T.P. said...

And why don't we nurture idealism and keep a soft heart rather than channeling all our efforts in becoming the seemingly greatest, strongest person who does not want to be vulnerable. vulnerability is good.

Anonymous said...

That is so true..

Erin Condiff said...

Fuck. All of this touches me deeply.