• On Darker Waters

    October 9, 2012 ishabelle

    Sometimes, you have to distance yourself from the things you love and the things that hurt you. This is not because you are giving up. In fact, this is because you want to hold on to it longer. When you are hurt, it is okay to need some time on your own. You need to find that place in your heart where everything is peaceful. You need to forget what hurts and move on. You need to come back on…

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  • Listen to Me When Your HeartΒ Breaks

    November 19, 2010 ishabelle

    The Heart of the Matter by India Arie "It's about forgiveness…" This is absolutely the best phrase in the entire song. Basically, the song is about a woman who got a phone call from her friend telling her that her ex-lover has already found a new love. My favorite line actually has a universal truth in it. Breakups are always about forgiveness, even when there's no love anymore. Forgiveness for the hurt we cause each other. Forgiveness for the wrongs…

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  • Truth, Lies, and inΒ Between

    November 17, 2010 ishabelle

    Lies. There's only black and white, right? You lie or you don't lie. There shouldn't be any middle ground. But that's impossible. It always has a huge gray area in between. Everybody always has an excuse why they tell lies. Personally, I try to tell the truth. I always tell the truth, even if it's inconvenient. However, I am not a tactless person who will tell the whole truth without considering whether the person who hears it will love it…

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