martes, 10 de marzo de 2009

Freeing myself up for something better in the future

Girls are taught a lot of stuff growing up: if a boy punches you he likes you, never try to trim your own bangs, and someday you will meet a wonderful guy and get your very own happy ending. every movie we see, every story we're told implores us to wait for it: the third act twist, the unexpected declaration of love, the exception to the rule. But sometimes we're so focused on finding our happy ending we don't learn how to read the signs, how to tell the ones who want us from the ones who don't, the ones who will stay and the ones who will leave. And maybe a happy ending doesn't include a guy, maybe it's you, on your own, picking up the pieces and starting over, freeing yourself up for something better in the future. maybe the happy ending is just moving on. or maybe the happy ending is this: knowing after all the unreturned phone calls and broken-hearts, through the blunders and misread signals, through all the pain and embarrassment... you never gave up hope.

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Aurora Villanueva dijo...

May I offer my congratulations to you once more, not only for the perfect writing, but also for the most perfect timing. Never mind as to why I've said the above. I can only tell you and your various readers this: Girls (and boys, and gays and lesbians and chimaeras, and everyone to care), I hope you realize that the happy ending is not when a man makes you touch the sky. It is whenever you realize that you are surrounded by Heaven from the very palms of your feet and upwards, and that Heaven is when you find the place that you belong in by yourself, not by anyone else. Break free. Follow your hearts and your instincts. never give up hope. The best way to free yourself from something (specially something painful or unpleasant) is to actualy LIVE THROUGH IT.
Aurora Villanueva