THEME





"If you’ve been up all night and cried till you have no more tears left in you — you will know that there comes in the end a sort of quietness. You feel as if nothing is ever going to happen again."
- C.S. Lewis



If you must wait, wait for them here in my arms as I shake
If you must weep, do it right here in my bed as I sleep
If you must mourn, my love, mourn with the moon and the stars above
If you must mourn, don’t do it alone

If you must leave, leave as though fire burns under your feet
If you must speak, speak every word as though it were unique
If you must die, sweetheart, die knowing your life was my life’s best part
And if you must die, remember your life

If you must fight, fight with yourself and your thoughts in the night
If you must work, work to leave some part of you on this earth
If you must live, darling one, just live, just live, just live




"Wind and words. We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy."
- George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)



Has anyone ever written anything for you?
In all your darkest hours, have you ever heard me sing?
Listen to me now, you know I’d rather be alone
Than be without you, don’t you know?

Has anyone ever given anything to you?
In your darkest hours, did you ever give it back?
Well, I have, I have given that to you
If it’s all I ever do, this is your song

And the rain comes down
There’s no pain and there’s no doubt
It was easy to say, I believed in you everyday
If not for me then, do it for the world

Has anyone ever written anything for you?
In your darkest sorrow, did you ever hear me sing?
Listen to me now, you know I’d rather be alone
Than be without you, don’t you know?

So if not for me then, do it for yourself
If not for me then, do it for the world




"I realize that even though I like being alone;
I don’t fancy being lonely."



"In case you ever foolishly forget; I’m never not thinking of you."



"The story can resume. The one I had been planning on that evening walk. I can become again the man who once crossed the Surrey park at dusk, in my best suit, swaggering on the promise of life. The story can resume. I will return. Find you, love you, marry you and live without shame."
- Atonement (2007)



"From this new and intimate perspective, she learned a simple, obvious thing she had always known, and everyone knew: that a person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn, not easily mended."
- Ian McEwan, Atonement






"Tell me all the secrets
that you have always
felt the need to keep
to yourself. Wrap your
words around the lines
of my palms; I promise
to always keep them
safe. If you let me,
I swear to love every
side of you that remains
unseen."



"I can’t sleep and the rain is determined not to quit soliloquising about you all night.
I can’t help but overhear, my dear."



"When someone is going through a storm, your silent presence is more powerful than a million, empty words."



"Everyone, at some point in their lives, wakes up in the middle of the night with the feeling that they are all alone in the world, and that nobody loves them now and that nobody will ever love them, and that they will never have a decent night’s sleep again and will spend their lives wandering blearily around a loveless landscape, hoping desperately that their circumstances will improve, but suspecting, in their heart of hearts, that they will remain unloved forever. The best thing to do in these circumstances is to wake somebody else up, so that they can feel this way, too."
- Lemony Snicket



"I go through phases. Some days I feel like the person I’m supposed to be, and then some days, I turn into no one at all. There is both me and my silhouette. I hope that on the days you find me and all I am are darkened lines, you still are willing to be near me."



Breathe deep, breathe clear
Know that I’m here, know that I’m here
Waiting

Stay strong, stay go
You don’t have to fear, you don’t have to fear
Waiting

I’ll see you soon
I’ll see you soon

Sleep sound, sleep tight
Here in my mind, here in my mind
Waiting
Come close, my dear
You don’t have to fear, you don’t have to fear
Waiting

I’ll see you soon
I’ll see you soon

How could a heart like yours
Ever love a heart like mine?
How could I live before?
How could I have been so blind?

You opened up my eyes
You opened up my eyes

Hold fast hope
All your love is all I’ve ever known