Once someone’s hurt you, it’s harder to relax around them, harder to think of them as safe to love.
White Cat (Holly Black)
One of the most courageous decisions you will ever make is to finally let go of whatever is hurting your heart and soul.
You are going to break your promise. I understand. And I hold my hands over the ears of my heart, so that I will not hate you.
I know you think this world is too dark to even dream in color,
but I’ve seen flowers bloom at midnight.
I’ve seen kites fly in gray skies
and they were real close to looking like the sunrise,
and sometime it takes the most wounded wings
the most broken things
to notice how strong the breeze is,
how precious the flight.
And no matter what anybody says about grief and about time healing all wounds, the truth is, there are certain sorrows that never fade away until the heart stops beating and the last breath is taken.
No one can promise they’ll never hurt you, because at one time or another they will. The real promise is if the time you spent together will be worth the pain in the end.
…Next time you’re faced with a choice, do the right thing. It hurts everyone less in the long run.
Wendelin Van Draanen, Flipped (via kari-shma)
You can only hurt someone until there’s nothing left to hurt.