Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Hardest You Could Be

















And you will find no fear here, in unkind words or the hardness of others.

And you will find no sadness here, in the meanness of the world, in the anger that comes from those who feel small.

And you will find no hurt here, in a million insults or a single, softly spoken lie.

Because only a hard heart shatters.

Only a hard heart, breaks.

23 comments:

Joanna Eris said...

beautifully said...

Anonymous said...

it may feel like mine is broken - when in fact its just making room for more love.

ambiguousminds said...

only a hard heart shatters..
only a hard heart breaks..

i love this.

Tyron Bache said...

Awesome, this is my favourite post so far!

Anonymous said...

I know you're fine and maybe you've even gotten over it, but I haven't.

I'm so sorry you didn't win the award. I really am, truly very sorry.

I could have (and should have) done more and I didn't. And now that it's over, it's so heart-wrenching to know that I took advantage of my own freedom, my own trivial life and work not to be able to just send in that once-a-day vote, which would have cost me no more than 5 seconds.

Again, you've probably already gotten over this but it's been consuming my mind for the past day now and I need to tell you this. I'm sorry, and if it were to happen again, I'd give everything I could. This is my promise.

Much love.

Me said...

Please don't beat yourself up over a stupid award, I have a few already and to be entirely honest with you, I value one single kind comment here more than all of them put together.

I'm sorry I cared so much about the damn thing in the first place or that it forced me to spam the people I love.

You could've voted for everyone else except me and I'd still love you the same. True story.

Anonymous said...

if my heart isn't broken.. it must just be me thats broken...

Jamila said...

Mr. Thomas,

Thank you for these very poignant words. You just helped me decide what to do with my recent predicament. and this is for the best.

farah.affiza said...

another masterpiece :)
lots of love

n. said...

will you please help me soften it up and make it less fragile?
it'll be the only favour i'd ask from you and i'd owe you my whole life if ever you'd be willing to at least give it a try.

helena said...

hello. where are you? it's been all blue and dreamy lately.

Abaddon said...

I really love this one. It shows the importance of turning the other cheek and showing love instead of retaliation.

Anonymous said...

I love the words you write and the photographs of love that you share. Your words make me shiver and swallow sadness. To be open to the world -- it is brave, and giving, and inspiring. Thank you for doing what you do. It's not enough to say thank you, but there it is -- thank you. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

This is the best post to date, I think.

These were the exact words I so desperately needed to hear.

Anonymous said...

I just sent my first ever boyfriend home since he was pushing me into having sex with him once again. I'm not a coin operated sex doll, I need someone who lets me take my time.

nosundays said...

sadness.

c.e.z. said...

I love you.

My heart is not hard, rather it gets bruised and heals and keeps on pumping.

Even as the usual assaults occur.

Anonymous said...

I think I'm probably the only person that doesn't understand this :(
can someone please explain this one?

di said...

wow.
amazing.
a gift.
thank you.
i have nothing to give you in return.

Anne said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Anonymous said...

That was an amazing post. makes you really think. You have to be soft, because like you said - only a hard heart shatters.. only a hard heart breaks. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I'm trying my hardest. No more pain. Me.

Ms Philosophy said...

No fear. None.