If you cannot love yourself, you cannot love anybody else in the world.
— Osho (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
Well that’s just plain untrue.
There are many people in the world capable of teaching love. They inspire love. Even to the loveless.
And more often than not, us loveless learnt to love ourselves by falling in love with the lovely. It was their desire to keep us from hating ourself combined with their love that taught us we could love ourselves. It wasn’t a to-do list we had to go through in order, it was a process that happened only because they cared.
It was just too perfect
A friend gave this to me as a present and I swore it was too awesome to eat.
I’m about to destroy this wiimote like a fat kid on a chocolate wiimote.
Commandeering an unassigned naval vessel without the express permission of a direct superior: that’s what it said on the summons. Never before had he actually considered it possible to find himself in this position. After his slight misstep with the high brass, Captain Virus was put to court. He’d heard of Vessel 18’s blunders earlier that eve and he wasn’t looking forward to facing a still fuming admiral.
“Please, Ma’am, I didn’t know! My ship was not prepared for the journey! I was just trying to follow orders! If a mistake was made, ‘twas without my wits it happened…”
Through all of this, he kept his eyes down towards the vast expanse of grey. This cement sea beneath his bare feet was something he could relate to right now: cold and unmoving despite the shivers he felt on the inside. It was true that Admiral Balone was new to the Board but she was still an admiral and as such his fate and his honor rested in her hands. The captain hoped against hope that loyalty still existed somewhere on these rocky seas; he and the admiral were good friends and he prayed she would consider that along the way.
Peeling his eyes towards his judge and jury, he stifled a whimper, both ashamed of his ignorance and afraid of his punishment.
“Please, Ma’am… Spare this old seaman so I can serve you once more…”