13 5 / 2013
"You can never know whether a person forgives you when you wrong them. Therefore it is existentially important to you. It is a question you are intensely concerned with. Neither can you know whether a person loves you. It’s something you just have to believe or hope. But these things are more important to you than the fact that the sum of the angles in a triangle is 180 degrees. You don’t think about the law of cause and effect or about modes of perception when you are in the middle of your first kiss."
03 5 / 2013
"If I ever get around to living, it’s gonna be just like I dreamed. I’m gonna take the love I’m given and set it free."
29 4 / 2013
"That’s the advantage of insomnia. People who go to bed early always complain that the night is too short, but for those of us who stay up all night, it can feel as long as a lifetime. You get a lot done."
29 4 / 2013
Even as a child, it has always thrilled me when I am allowed to stay up as late as I wanted. I always feel like I get another day whenever I get to do things at night. Unfortunately, I have taken that habit with me to adulthood. There’s just something about the night time that just wakes my mind up and kicks all of my mental circuits a-running.
I just love the way everything is still and my mind is the only thing that moves and works at night. I can think of all the things that happened to me during the day and I can decide which ones were amazing and which ones sucked. It’s like synthesis time for me. Yeah, it’s a little bit anti-social but then again, I’ve always cherished my solitary time. It’s just golden.
I can play any type of music I want and no one would mind because, well, no one else is up to hear it. I can also choose to turn the music off and be content with the ambient sounds - the occasional sound of cars passing by, the choo-choo of the train making its last trip, a dog bark or a cat meow here and there, or the whir of the electric fan or the refrigerator. They are there and I feel like I’m the only one who could hear them. The world goes on even when most people are asleep.
Late in to the night is also the perfect time to catch up with my reading. I’ve spent countless sleepless nights reading books from cover to cover and regretting nothing when morning finds me. With books written by the likes of Agatha Christie, Neil Gaiman, James Patterson, Anita Shreve, Charles Dickens, Sue Grafton, Jodi Picoult, Og Mandino, and J. K. Rowling, who needs sleep?
Aside from reading, pens and papers are a requisite for a perfect late night adventure of the mind. It’s when everything’s still and quiet that it chooses to let the creative juices (over)flowing. And when this happens, I’ve no choice but to let it all out and write.
Finally, the stars. Man, you just don’t see them during the day and I happen to love looking up at them and wonder all I want. The moon is not hard to look at either. What good is it being a human on earth if you can’t look up at the stars?
When did I become such a nocturnal creature?
I love the silent hour of night, for blissful dreams may then arise, revealing to my charmed sight what may not bless my waking eyes.
- Anne Brontë
25 4 / 2013
"Very often when women think they’re angry they’re really just hungry."
23 4 / 2013
His name is Joffrey
Too bad it doesn’t rhyme with prick
‘cause that’s what he is, really
The Real Bastard, what a dick
22 4 / 2013
Many people don’t realize how demanding the nursing profession is. It requires literally all of you - physical, mental, emotional and EVERYTHING else you got. You have to give your all every time you’re on duty. And sometimes, just sometimes, you come to a point when you feel like there’s nothing left of you more to give. You’ve exhausted all your energy, patience and positivity in general (that you worked so hard to save up). You feel used up, bent and broken.
This is one of those days, for me.
The silver lining being, it only takes a good night’s sleep and a couple of days away from work to be re-energized and be ready to take care of my charming, lovely, little patients again.
I’ll be back, my little angels and devils. :)
19 4 / 2013
"What’s bizarre? We are all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all."
13 4 / 2013
"The number of pathogens passed during a handshake is staggering. It’s actually safer to kiss."
12 1 / 2013
"You can learn a lot about people from the stories they tell, but you can also know them from the way they sing along, whether they like the windows up or down, if they live by the map or by the world, if they feel the pull of the ocean."
12 1 / 2013
"The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it."
08 1 / 2013
"Men who look on nature, and their fellow-men, and cry that all is dark and gloomy, are in the right; but the sombre colours are reflections from their own jaundiced eyes and hearts. The real hues are delicate, and need a clearer vision."