stripped bare

Have you ever been in love?

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ROSE: Have you ever been in love?

DESIRE: You might say that.

ROSE: Horrible, isn’t it?

DESIRE: In what way?

ROSE: It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens your heart and it means someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses. You build up this whole armor, for years, so nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life… You give them a piece of you. They don’t ask for it. They do something dumb one day like kiss you, or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so a simple phrase like “Maybe we should just be friends” or “How very perceptive” turns into a glass splinter working its way to your heart.

DESIRE: How picturesque.

ROSE: It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It’s a soul-hurt, a body-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. Nothing should be able to do that. Especially not love. I hate love.

The Sandman – The Kindly Ones – Neil Gaiman
(via @Dulcinia)

Written by smudgi3

October 26, 2009, Monday at 15:49

Posted in Braincells, Perversion

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  1. One of my favourites! Sandman love❤

    Ridzwan

    October 29, 2009, Thursday at 14:56

    • Hello. I want to buy The Sandman series. Recommendations?

      smudgi3

      October 29, 2009, Thursday at 15:09


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