“I’m not sure which is worse: intense feeling, or the absence of it.”
– Margaret Atwood (The Blind Assassin)
I don’t want affection in the form of flattery
"After so many false starts involving complete and total holistic disappointment, I honestly don’t care anymore who people think I am. It’s so pointless to play Superman at night when we’re all just Clark Kent during the day. And frankly, to be attracted to whomever makes me out to be more than who I really am is just a waste of time – I don’t want affection in the form of flattery. I want you here, near, and immediate, and give me a reason to stop binge watching Mad Men.”
“I am a siren, and for my adoration of mankind, have been caught in fishing nets one time too many. And in those fishing nets I have learned too many unfavorable things about human intentions and the lack of trust and goodwill; I’m not going to allow myself to be caught, anymore. Sirens do well at singing the sirens’ song and dragging vile people to their deaths, and for good reason!”
– C. JoyBell C.