love requires elasticity

{being in} love requires *elasticity. love may conquer all, but don’t let it conquer then crush. one must be flexible and autonomous with oneself in order to be good with another. here are some excellent excerpts from a bittersweet and touching article by Kelly Reynolds from Tiny Buddha 2011/10/26 ~ snb

P.S. In physics, *elasticity (or stretchiness) is “the physical property of a material that returns to its original shape after the stress (e.g. external forces) that made it deform or distort is removed. The relative amount of deformation is called the strain.”

Tiny Buddha ARTICLE: Knowing When to Walk Away from Unrequited Love

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The Awakening {to living happily ever NOW}

my mother sends this inspirational piece “The Awakening” to me once in awhile {especially after our periodic convos on life, love, living}. recently, i told her i had decided to be ~ “Happily ever NOW!”
it is a really good read, well worth the time i hope you “get it” like we “get it” again and again.
~sb
ps~apparently, this loving inspirational message has reached millions around the world.

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memoirs_still in my hideaway, ghostly dreams

my eX sat up from where he was laying
on an old mattress
next to a big over-stuffed backpack
in the middle of the floor
in a cement walled room
adorned only by a small high window
with burglar bars on it.
.
he looked weary
as tho he’d been physically, and mentally, traveling
a rough, long, hard, and dusty journey.
he had on a dread-lock type hair covering wig
which slipped off to reveal tinfoil on his head
when he looked up at me.
.
his bare torso and arms were covered with interesting black ink tattoos
in a hieroglyphic and iconic style,
with a few words in various languages,
vague names, and a few dates interspersed
between maori & african & celtic motifs.
.
the body art started low on his waist,
wrapping & snaking up & around his chest and back
then splitting and traveling down each of his arms.
he revealed it was “his story”
and mumbled that the tattooing & the story were not finished ~ yet.
[please read more of this short faery-tale]

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GOOD READ_Opportunities For New Patterns!

I “LIKE” this post, especially the part about wanting to create healthy relationships and declaring to the Universe your expectations in a man. i’ve been working on this for several years after being in a series of unhealthy relationships & partnerships with men. the last liaison left me quite disenchanted, but i sought out a great marriage therapist (i refer to him as my divorce counselor) so i could disconnect from my eX and become stronger on my own. Last summer i wrote about it ~ somewhat a manifesto ~ in my article “What a Modern Woman Wants and Seeks in a 21st Century Relationship” – a three part exposé. It’s been one of my most popular posts to date! i enjoy Erin Lanahan’s adventures and i SUBSCRIBE to it (literally & metaphorically).~sb

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