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“When you hate something, you chain yourself to it.”
― Steve Maraboli

Only Love Can Hurt Like This

When I first read about Bee’s Love Is In Da Blog, Kamala Das’s poem is what came to my mind. I read this during my under graduation times and had written these lines in my diary. It was about love, obviously, but the title of the poem was Suicide. I don’t remember the whole poem or the meaning of it. All I remembered were these lines.

 

I tell you, sea,
I have enough courage to die,
But not enough.
Not enough to disobey him
Who said: Do not die
And hurt me that certain way.

 

And there is one more of her’s which I loved, and yes it is again about Love. It was a sweet one. And it’s titled Love too 🙂 Here it is.

Until I found you,
I wrote verse, drew pictures,
And, went out with friends
For walks…
Now that I love you,
Curled like an old mongrel
My life lies, content,
In you….

This is my first entry for the February Series related to Love, initiated by Bee. If you wanna join in, please do visit the link above.

And while we are at it, let me end this post with a quote for today’s One-Liner Wednesday

‘It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.’ – Confucius

SoCS: Points on Opposites

  • I hate people who drive on the opposite direction of a lane especially on the highways when they want to save some time getting to the other side. I am not sure where else it happens, but it happens pretty frequently here and I feel like going and ramming my car into that person’s vehicle (unless it is a bigger vehicle than mine…)
  • Opposites attract each other, I have heard. Attraction is fine, but does that help in a long term relationship? Won’t you be wasting time to try to find a middle ground where both can enjoy something ? I always had this doubt. Need to check out the psychology behind that saying and if it is really effective.
  • The opposite of love might be hate, but I believe that apathy has a more stronger reaction in people than hate. What do you think ?
  • As much as I might complain about the constant use of technology ( or social media or messenger in specific ) by people all over, it is amazing how they connect people from opposite parts of the world within a second. That really is something isn’t ?
  • And finally a quote, “If you will look about you (which most people won’t do),” says Sergeant Cuff, “you will see that the nature of a man’s tastes is, most times, as opposite as possible to the nature of a man’s business.”  ― Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone Ain’t that right ?

Post for this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “opposite.” Let it flow from your fingertips. Enjoy!

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