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Originally posted on askbellabardot:
Rule Number 78 To Keep A Lasting Relationship (And A Happy One At That!)
This is one of my favorites, and one that you are not likely to forget too easily. I tried to find where this rule originated, but the more I searched, the more I realized it may have originated in one of those “forbidden” places in some of the most romantic places on earth– like Paris, France, or anywhere in Italy.
But let’s get to the good stuff. Making love can become a laborious routine which may be little- enjoyed when one has spent a certain amount of years in a monogamous relationship. The reason for this tragedy, I think, has to do with the reality that we have lost the “tastefulness” of the act, and that we have forgotten what the act itself represents.
Making love should be romantic, memorable. It must be able to touch…
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It would be safe to say that I fell apart this summer. And I’m not sure I even have an answer as to why? There is no real reflection, no words to describe it, and no logical explanation other than my heart hurt. I was stuck in the fog and stuck in a fog. I had time on my hands to sit still with my thoughts which provided zero motivation or inspiration to do anything productive other than cry, write, and jump a lot of rope.
But now it is time for fall. And fall in San Francisco is when the fog lifts and the sun shows up. The weather gets warm and friends come out to play. You can wear a cute sleeveless dress and a pair of sandals with a cashmere scarf and dark lipstick. You can chill on the rooftop while eating fruit salad and drinking a vodka soda without a care or a jacket. The days get shorter and the air feels crisp. When the sun sets it leaves a trace of gold that lights up the sky and it so magical you can’t help but feel like you’re going to “fall” in love all over again. And maybe you do fall in love again. With yourself or with the city or with the same person you can’t stop dreaming about. Who knows? Everything just feels new again because it is.
“A season of loneliness and isolation is when the caterpillar gets their wings. Remember that the next time you feel alone.”
You’re in the middle of the ocean. You can’t stop thinking about what you left behind and you can’t see the shore ahead. You want to turn around and go back. It feels like such a struggle to move ahead and you are starting to panic. But you have already come such a long way. It is too far to turn around. You have to find out what is on the other side. You know that the waters are going to be challenging. The weather unpredictable. Your body will grow tired. You will want to give up. But you have to keep going. If you turn around and go back to where it is safe, you’ll never find out what lies ahead. You can’t quit. You have to keep swimming ahead.
“You should only fall in love with someone who can see your soul. It should be someone who has reached inside you and holds those innermost parts of you no one could find before. It should be someone who doesn’t just know you, but wholly and completely understands you.”