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Such a Whimsical Love

She watched the rising smoke for a while, thinking. “I guess I’ve been waiting so long I’m looking for perfection. That makes it tough.”

“Waiting for the perfect love?”

“No, even I know better than that. I’m looking for selfishness. Perfect selfishness. Like, say I tell you I want to eat strawberry shortbread. And you stop everything you’re doing and run out and buy it for me. And you come back out of breath and get down on your knees and hold this strawberry shortbread out to me. And I say I don’t want it any more and throw it out of the window. That’s what I’m looking for.”

“I’m not sure that has anything to do with love,” I said with some amazement.

“It does,” she said. “You just don’t know it. There are times in a girl’s life when things like that are terribly important.”

“Things like throwing strawberry shortbread out of the window?”

“Exactly. And when I do it, I want the man to apologize to me. “Now I see, Midori. What a fool I’ve been! I should have known that you would lose your desire for strawberry shortbread. I have all the intelligence and sensitivity of a piece of donkey shit. To make it up to you, I’ll go out and buy you something else. What would you like? Chocolate mousse? Cheesecake?”‘

“So then what?”

“So then I’d give him all the love he deserves for what he’s done.”

“Sounds crazy to me.”

“Well, to me, that’s what love is. Not that anyone can understand me, though.” Midori gave her head a little shake against my shoulder. “For a certain kind of person, love begins from something tiny or silly. From something like that or it doesn’t begin at all.

– Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

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Image Credit: Nancy Dorsner

Oz The Wizard: “As for you, my galvanized friend, you want a heart! You don’t know how lucky you are not to have one. Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable.

Tin Woodman: “But I still want one.”

Oz The Wizard: “Remember, my sentimental friend, that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.”

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Tin Woodman: “Now I know I have a heart, because it’s breaking.”

– The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by  L. Frank Baum

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The Dilemma

Image Credit: Noise and Kisses

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Happy Halloween!

Image Credit: Baptism

Let’s get rid of the monsters and ghosts, people. Happy Halloween!

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Credit: The Red Balloon, Albert Lamorisse

As of 27th October 2010, there’s approximately 7 billion people in the world.

I’d count myself lucky if I have one, just one, friend out of that 7 billion people who is my red balloon.

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Words of a Wise Man

Image Credit: Deadmarch

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Happiness is Easy

Credit: Charles M. Schulz

Are you a Snoopy or a Lucy?

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