The Prophet
Kahlil Gibran
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And he answered, saying:
"Your soul is oftentimes a battlefield, upon which your reason and your judgment wage war against your passion and your appetite. Would that I could be the peacemaker in your soul, that I might turn the discord and the rivalry of your elements into oneness and melody. But how shall I, unless you yourselves be also the peacemakers, nay, the lovers of all your elements? Your reason and your passion are the rudder and the sails of your seafaring soul. If either your sails or your rudder be broken, you can but toss and drift, or else be held at a standstill in mid-seas. For reason, ruling alone, is a force confining; and passion, unattended, is a flame that burns to its own destruction. Therefore let your soul exalt your reason to the height of passion, that it may sing; and let it direct your passion with reason, that your passion may live through its own daily resurrection, and like the phoenix rise above its own ashes. I would have you consider your judgment and your appetite even as you would two loved guests in your house. Surely you would not honour one guest above the other; for he who is more mindful of one loses the love and the faith of both. Among the hills, when you sit in the cool shade of the white poplars, sharing the peace and serenity of distant fields and meadows—then let your heart say in silence, “God rests in reason.” And when the storm comes, and the mighty wind shakes the forest, and thunder and lightning proclaim the majesty of the sky—then let your heart say in awe, “God moves in passion.” And since you are a breath in God’s sphere, and a leaf in God’s forest, you too should rest in reason and move in passion."

And a woman spoke, saying,"tell us OF_PAIN."
unhinged in the beginning, the nag in my head tried to convince me to remain weary. considering past events, that usually would not be bad advice, but there is something different about this. that glossy dreamy tingling that doesn't come often and when it does there is no place for reason.

he said to me a few weeks ago 'maybe it's too soon [to say i_love_you]' and i looked at him and said 'maybe not. maybe this is the way we are supposed to be' and when i say the word 'we' i get a heart_pang of the infinitely expanding variety.

my love for him seeps out of every available outlet. i click my heels together. i walk down the street smiling. i can eat again. part of me aches to be touching part of him when we aren't together. it is just the kind of love my libraness has been waiting for since i was a little girl. there is no damn reason to be weary of that.
TCMT You want me to consider my own safety, to be careful and be aware of what I am getting myself into.

You tell me that you haven't changed and that your intimacy issues will cause problems for us again. You don't want to be that girl, the girl who hurts me again. You think it would be practical and logical for me to run for the hills. You are unavailable in every way.

And you are right. You haven't changed. You still have a hard time expressing yourself. And it was what caused us to go downhill. It would make sense for me to run away. You are unavailable. And it won't be simple for you to just walk away.

But none of those things matter to me. I know what you are to me. You are the one that I will be with. And I am not discouraged by the odds. I have perfect certainty that transcends reason. And I am willing to fail, if that must be the ultimate result of placing my heart on the line like this. I believe in something again. I feel alive. I believe in you. You have made me live.
unhinged everytime i tried to express the dark or angry parts of myself, he changed the subject or got angry himself and would walk away to leave me with text messages.

when is love ever enough?

(passion must be tempered with some reason. otherwise it just burns out too quickly)
Jurisprudence Two steps forward
One step back
Careful as we go now
() ( it is a false dichotomy assert that reason and passion are opposed or opposites. i am very passionate about reason. ) 090907
unhinged there really was no reason for me to walk right past like you were a stranger, other than the passion i felt for you has slowly festered into a big gaping heart_pang since you asked me to leave you alone 090908
Jurisprudence With Trust
We can have both if we work through the fear and paranoia
Stay with me in the present, try to wake up to read me right, hear me right
Don't let me run from you
St. Me A life of unfiltered passion would be insane; a life of pure reason would not be a life. An equal dose of both is the ideal towards which one ought strive. 091009
what's it to you?
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