Carpe Diem: seize it seize it on the brink of a joy-exploded moment- the moment I will want back.
Seize it and revel and return because it was never yours. Time is not ours, but we can relish it for the wonder it holds and the glory revealed beyond comprehension for no reason in our understanding. So seize it, seize it dear one and never regret the pain of missing. There will be a time when love will not break your heart, but dismiss your fears. In the meantime we love in spite of the tears and live like joy-exploded.
“Let her be bored. Let her have long afternoons with absolutely nothing to do. Limit her TV-watching time and her internet-playing time and take away her cell phone. Give her a whole summer of lazy mornings and dreamy afternoons. Make sure she has a library card and a comfy corner where she can curl up with a book.
Give her a notebook and five bucks so she can pick out a great pen. Insist she spend time with the family. It’s even better if this time is spent in another state, a cabin in the woods, a cottage on the lake, far from her friends and people her own age. Give her some tedious chores to do. Make her mow the lawn, do the dishes by hand, paint the garage. Make her go on long walks with you and tell her you just want to listen to the sounds of the neighborhood.
Let her be lonely. Let her believe that no one in the world truly understands her. Give her the freedom to fall in love with the wrong person, to lose her heart, to have it smashed and abused and broken. Occasionally be too busy to listen, be distracted by other things, have your nose in a great book, be gone with your own friends. Let her have secrets.”—Make Your Kid A Writer (via creatingaquietmind)