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lirion ([personal profile] lirion) wrote2010-01-03 11:07 pm
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On my wavelength

A quote that I would like to remember, and wish I had come across many moons ago now:

How many times have you tried to talk to someone about something that matters to you, tried to get them to see it the way you do? And how many of those times have ended with you feeling bitter, resenting them for making you feel like your pain doesn't have any substance after all? - Only Forward, Michael Marshall Smith

I know this all to well; it makes progress of any kind remarkably difficult; the wound festers and scars and years down the track sometimes still randomly opens in unexpected, unrelated contexts.

[identity profile] 2010-01-03 10:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh I love his writing

[identity profile] 2010-01-04 08:41 am (UTC)(link)
I've reached the concluson that people only ever see things their own way, but occasionally one has the luck to find someone whose way is close enough to one's own you can see each other passing through the mist.

I was trying to explain to someone that I needed room for my things and some privacy in their house. It was total brick wall territory until I lucked on the analogy of them working overseas and interstate for periods of time; its like being on holiday to start with, but you start to miss your own things and your own bed. It got through!

[identity profile] 2010-01-04 09:17 am (UTC)(link)
If people could adequately put emotion into words, poetry would be a dead art.