Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Grim Alternatives

I love no one but you, I have discovered, but you are far away and I am here alone. Then this is my life and maybe, however unlikely, I’ll find my way back there. Or maybe, one day, I’ll settle for second best. And on that same day, hell will freeze over, the sun will burn out and the stars will fall from the sky.

36 comments:

Chop Logik said...

I try to convince myself daily that this isn't the case. It doesn't work for very long.

Kayla said...

This is so painfully relevant to me right now.

tianamonique--* said...

I could cry right now thinking how much this pertains to my wiltering love life.

aish. said...

You will NOT settle for second best. I am NOT worth giving up.

Anonymous said...

It is better to never have loved than to have loved what is forever lost.

metatron

A said...

You are so far. But you love me as I love you and I hope we can work this.

Anonymous said...

That day has come for me. But I accept this with faith. We were never meant to be.

Anonymous said...

this is oh so painfully true, i feel like crying

Anonymous said...

And I am worth not giving up.

E. said...

this is painful.
I don't want to settle down for second best, it's just not right.If it was up to me I wouldn't. But it's up to you too...and you have given up on me.

White_Rose said...

Perfect

Anonymous said...

In another life or another time I will be yours and you will be mine.

metatron

neo said...

being #2 is not worth it. I'm here, living, breathing for you: maybe that was the mistake.

Anonymous said...

and i know i will walk through every day not really living. until i learn, if i would ever, what it means to forget the way i trace your every outline, that day the bus pulled out of the end terminal.

fiq said...

I don't know if one day i'll settle for the second best. I just know that i have to retreat from your life, knowing that i am second best.

it hurts, but i'm glad you are with the best. no matter how ironic it sounds, all the best.

Anonymous said...

This is how I used to be. No more.

I think about him sometimes, but only rarely do I think of things I miss.

I am lucky. <3

Anonymous said...

I miss you. Come home from the sandbox soon, please.

BaggieSue said...

Even time and space cannot draw me far enuff from you, because u are a part of me which I carry anywhere I go. Wait for me, dont settle for anything more or less than me, we'll be together physically, soon enuff.

Mariana said...

i like your blog;)

have a nice day:)

kiss

Kero Ong said...

oh, how close to home this hits

6oMMp1FkqP6CPttLnTy7996_OKS9e.oWfYGPyKQUlPw- said...

Don't ever settle for second best when you could have the love of your life now. Tomorrow, okay but not now. Not when all she dreams about is you. Not now, when everything in her little life she measure against you. No, not now. Not now, when you are so far away that all you have to do is say, "wanna come stay with me?". No, now is not the time to give up. Now is the time to tell her so.

M said...

I have been slowly finding myself drawn to opting for second best because I cannot have you. I know it is unfair for him and for me, but what can I do,you are so far away from me and so, so unattainable. Maybe I just want a measure of happiness, an echo of what we used to have.

YOU ARE NOTHING BUT EXCEPTIONAL said...

So very far away.
and you're being so cold.

i want to find my way back, but you wouldnt let me.
my past is the part of me, no regrets. but thats the only barrier between us.

sigh. how do i get better once ive had the best right?

Anonymous said...

If I were brave, I would send this one to him.

Anonymous said...

Please don't be realistic. Choose me, choose us.

catie said...

I first found this [abridged] post on Twitter, and I have to say that it doesn't do the original post justice. This piece is really touching. Thank you.

On an unrelated note, I have to ask. Was this picture taken in a Japanese train station? I really feel like I recognize it - and I've noticed it in other pictures too.

Anonymous said...

What if you were the one that left and made someone write this?...they are people too...

Anonymous said...

What if you were the one that left and made someone write this? Isn't that person someone too? Don't you think they hurt too?

Anonymous said...

What if you were the one that left and made someone write this? Isn't that person someone too? Don't you think they hurt too?

shay said...

Isn't this a quote from "A series of unfortunate events"?
Either way...Love it! <3

kelceyolson said...

This is by far my favorite post from your whole blog.

Anonymous said...

I have read many of your posts multiple times, but this is my first time finding this one.

I also recently found someone that I connected with in a way I never thought was possible. I am trying to decide whether climbing the mountain needed to reach her is worth the pain it would cause me.

Maybe I'm strong enough. Maybe this I didn't find this one until today for a reason.

Jhed Parico said...

What book is this from?

Me said...

It's from the book "I Wrote This For You"

http://www.amazon.com/I-Wrote-This-You-pleasefindthis/dp/1926760689/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

But some people have mistaken it for being from the book "The Beatrice Letters", which has similar language, as you can see here

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/the%20beatrice%20letters

I welcome anyone to send me a screen shot of a page in that book with this quote in it.*

*At which point, I will have my head examined, publicly apologise and pull this entry from any future editions of I Wrote This For You.

Anonymous said...

Its very touching. I remmenber someone whom I connected in a similar way n the trend of events was the same. Recently we guys were in talking terms n things were complicated again. If its you I want to tell u, was read to accept u with ur past way back then n even today. All I ever wanted was u should realise ur mistakes n don't repeat . Becoz life not meant to Seattle for 2nd best or anyone else. Things can always work between us , just have a bit of faith in me. I hope u know how much u mean to me. Soulmate . I.ll always love to till my last breath.

Anonymous said...

Difficulties n misunderstandings r part of life. Have the strength n faith in ur love, if it is meant to be it will happen. U will have love n happiness in your life. But u will have to take steps to resolve the conflict. Because the solution to a problem can't be done with the same mind set, in which it developed. Go n tell what u felt n still feel. May be the other person will also realise his faults.