milk and honey

milk and honey by rupi kaur

 

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the hurting

starting with the hurting chapter, i felt disturbed, disgusted and depressed but couldn’t stop reading.

she was a rose

in the hands of those

who had no intention

of keeping her

with every next chapter I couldn’t help but dive deeper and deeper between the lines. was able to put the book away only after finishing it.

he placed his hands

on my mind

before reaching

for my waist

my hips

he didn’t call me

beautiful first

he called me exquisite

– how he touches me

the loving

my favorite chapter is the loving. it’s so tender, passionate and honest, permeated with love to the partner but also love to yourself. it celebrates love  and individuality.

i do not want to have you

to fill the empty parts of me

i want to be full on my own

i want to be so complete

i could light a whole city

and then

i want to have you

cause the two of us combined

could set it on fire

the breaking

a must read if you are getting out of the relationship and trying to find your brightness amid the darkness surrounding you.

you said. if it is meant to be. fate will bring us back together. for a second i wonder if you are really that naive. if you really believe fate works like that. as if it lives in the sky staring down at us. as if it has five fingers and spends its time placing us like pieces of chess. as if it is not the choices we make. who taught you that. tell me. who convinced you. you’ve been given a heart and a mind that isn’t yours to use. that your actions do not define what will become of you. i want to scream and shout it’s us you fool. we’re the only ones that can bring us back together. but instead i sit quietly. smiling softly through quivering lips thinking. isn’t it such a tragic thing. when you can see it so clearly but the other person doesn’t.

the healing

time passes and after all the ups and downs, happiness and disappointment comes the healing. in the end of the day, it’s you and only you who matter. whoever was, is or will be by your side may contribute to who you are but not define YOU.

you must enter a relationship

with yourself

before anyone else

there is a difference between

someone telling you

they love you and

them actually

loving you

accept yourself

as you were designed

if the hurt comes

so will the happiness

– be patient

between the lines you can find the reflection of you, your relationships, your love, your hurt, and your life. the words are complemented by the sketches of the author.

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interestingly, the second chapter, the loving, is the smallest one or at least the same size as the hurting. and why is that? the hardship of life.

a must read for someone hurting, or loving, or breaking and healing.

honest.

empowering.

resilient.

extraordinary.

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