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    • EZ19693 months ago

      Amen.

    • chrissetiana
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      3 months ago

      And the more we scramble to get rid of our uncertainty, the more obvious it becomes.

    • DellwoodBarker
      Reading streakScribe
      3 months ago

      we want to be held and never lonely

      Guilty.

      Great Read. Ava is a vernacular, human behavioral and psychological surgeon. The scalpel hurts and what lies beneath is sobering.

    • deephdave
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      3 months ago

      Listen, our story is about endurance. It’s about everything staying in flux all the time. It’s about how we want to eradicate space when we need to learn how to coexist with it. It’s about learning how to love and lose people without idealizing or demonizing them. Because people were not put on Earth to plug the void within us. We long to possess them and absorb them, but they remain fundamentally separate.

    • Jessica
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      3 months ago

      What if instead of desperately seeking reassurance or turning away from love altogether, we accepted the essential instability of every relationship in our lives?

      Such a profound insight and a question I ought to ask myself. This is so true for all kinds of relationships. If anything, instability and adapting to that instability may be a key component to experiencing fundamental joy in our lives.

      I will be revisiting this piece regularly. I know it.

      Damn. Ava always hitting the heartstrings.