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Dissecting Butterflies

My friend Cath introduced me to the song Sleeps With Butterflies by Tori Amos. I’m using it in my page for some time now, but it is only of late that I chanced upon the lyrics of the song. And to my surprise, I somehow connected with the lyrics. :p So I decided to write an article about it for the hopeless romantic persons out there. :p

The song talks about a girl who “only sleeps with butterflies” – butterflies pertain to the ones she love. And the one she loves is very independent of her and very free-spirited; in fact she likes guys that are like that,

“I’m not, but I like rivers that rush in.”

This song reveals completely how to love a person who is busy with his career or one that has a very demanding life – actually, this applies to all relationships.

“Is there trouble ahead
For you the acrobat?
I won’t push you unless you have a net.”

We see, the girl realizes that there are times that her lover has other important things to mind. Therefore, at times like this, she does not demand a lot from her lover. She does not cling to much to him and she gives him space – one of the most important aspects in a relationship.

“I don’t hold on
To the tail of your kite.”

Instead, she just lets him be and do what he needs to do and she tries to be part of his life, to blend in.

“Airplanes
Take you away again.
Are you flying
Above where we live?”

And the most important thing of all, the girl knows that for her to really appreciate her butterfly’s beauty is to let it fly – it is only when she observes him from a distant will she ever fully behold his beautiful nature.

“Balloons
Look good from on the ground.”

“So go on and fly then boy.”

The girl also tells us how to really care and how to show love to butterflies; first, give them the space that they need, and, second, be there when they need you the most.

“You say the word
You know I will find you.
Or if you need some time
I don’t mind.”

I wish I’d learn how to sleep with butterflies.

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Hating The Irony Of Loving


You have to set the one you love free for them to be totally yours.

The tighter you hold on to someone, the possibility of losing her increases.

You only realize how much you love someone when she’s already gone.

Silence speaks more than words.

Becoming “one” means growing more as individuals.

^ ^

The Ultimate (Korean) Love Story Of All Time

No, it’s not Sassy Girl, nor Windstruck, nor Full House, nor Coffee Prince, nor Princess Hours, not even It Started With A Kiss.  All of the above mentioned Korean Films and TV Series are great in their own rights, but nothing really compares to The Classic [2003] (click here for the plot, but do not if you’re planning to watch this).

So far, it is my favorite love story.  The film tells two love stories; first, a love so great that the guy is willing to sacrifice his own happiness just to give his girl a better (but not necessarily happier) life, and second, a love so pure that the guy is afraid to confess his feelings, fearing that the girl doesn’t feel the same.  Classic love stories right?  And on top of that, the musical scores, lighting, texture and cinematography all work together to tell a sweeter story.

For a hopeless romantic that is into serious relationships like me, this is the perfect love story.  This is great for Valentines. Ü

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LSS: Almost Lover

I’m pretty crazy about this song right now (primarily because of the lyrics). It’s sung by A Fine Frenzy. Since, it’s not available in Imeem yet, I’ll just post the lyrics here. Enjoy! Ü

Almost Lover
A Fine Frenzy

Your fingertips across my skin
The palm trees swaying in the wind
Images
You sang me Spanish lullabies
The sweetest sadness in your eyes
Clever trick

Well, I never want to see you unhappy
I thought you’d want the same for me

[Chorus]
Goodbye, my almost lover
Goodbye, my hopeless dream
I’m trying not to think about you
Can’t you just let me be?
So long, my luckless romance
My back is turned on you
Should’ve known you’d bring me heartache
Almost lovers always do

We walked along a crowded street
You took my hand and danced with me
Images
And when you left, you kissed my lips
You told me you would never, never forget
These images

No

Well, I’d never want to see you unhappy
I thought you’d want the same for me

[Chorus]
Goodbye, my almost lover
Goodbye, my hopeless dream
I’m trying not to think about you
Can’t you just let me be?
So long, my luckless romance
My back is turned on you
Should’ve known you’d bring me heartache
Almost lovers always do

I cannot go to the ocean
I cannot drive the streets at night
I cannot wake up in the morning
Without you on my mind
So you’re gone and I’m haunted
And I bet you are just fine

Did I make it that
Easy to walk right in and out
Of my life?

[Chorus]
Goodbye, my almost lover
Goodbye, my hopeless dream
I’m trying not to think about you
Can’t you just let me be?
So long, my luckless romance
My back is turned on you
Should have known you’d bring me heartache
Almost lovers always do

Because It Is The Love Month

I was texting with my buddy Malou last night and we were talking about random things (her boys mostly, haha). And our discussion suddenly drifted to “love”. I just wanna share with you my thoughts that I shared with Malou last night – my realizations about love.


In order to be truly prepared for love, one must:

1. Love oneself. As they say, how can a person give love when there is no love to within himself to give.

2. Genuinely believe that he deserves the other person. One should stop thinking that the other person is much too perfect (or unperfect) him. And stop thinking about what other people will think. Love is an agreement, an understanding between two persons, so you have to believe that you deserve one another to be able to accept each other.

3. Be able to fight for and be proud of the other person. If one can’t, then it’s not love at all.