Steve, on the other hand, has plenty of friends, but he wouldn’t bleed for any of them, because he wouldn’t trust them to bleed for him. In that way he’s just as alone as me.
Dear lover, pull my ears and not my legs for it is better to be cautioned than to be lied to.
I used to advertise my loyalty and I don’t believe there is a single person I loved that I didn’t eventually betray.
Goodbye, Room.” I wave up at Skylight. “Say goodbye,” I tell Ma. “Goodbye, Room.”
Ma says it but on mute.
I look back one more time. It’s like a crater, a hole where something happened. Then we go out the door.
One owes loyalty, only, to those who demonstrate in kind.
We’d seen it a million times before, since girls on the Tracks rarely knew of loyalty. She’d be gone when the breeze got under her skin. “You can’t trust Vagabond hearts. They are already so broken that they think nothing of breaking yours,” he had explained once. I wondered who was the first to break his heart-where he’d gained that knowledge the first time around.
When the love-led man had ceased from his labours Bathsheba came and looked him in the face.
‘Gabriel, will you you stay on with me?’ she said, smiling winningly, and not troubling to bring her lips quite together again at the end, because there was going to be another smile soon.
‘I will,’ said Gabriel.
And she smiled on him again.
Love is not always fireworks and magic. Often we’ll experience it in the form of patience, acceptance, loyalty, and mutual respect.
You know, there’s a million fine looking women in the world, dude. But they don’t all bring you lasagna at work. Most of ’em just cheat on you. (As Silent Bob)
The church is a whore, but she is still my mother. Augustine