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lavender_willow the tides of my mind are not gentle
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love is not simple. cherish it.

firefly

love

love is not simple.

it has boundaries

it has boundaries just like you

it has boundaries just like you and me.

sometimes i worry

sometimes i worry that instead of seeing love as a firefly

sometimes i worry that instead of seeing love as a firefly you see it as something more durable.

a diamond, perhaps?

diamonds are beautiful

diamonds are beautiful but the difference between a diamond and a firefly

diamonds are beautiful but the difference between a diamond and a firefly is that a diamond is not alive.

a diamond does not breathe

it does not have a life

it does not need room to grow.

a diamond can withstand the pressure

a diamond can withstand the pressure that a firefly cannot.

why can't love be compared to a diamond, you ask?

because diamonds are built of stress

because diamonds are built of stress pressure

because diamonds are built of stress pressure the weight of the earth collapsing in on itself.

a diamond

a diamond is not susceptible

a diamond is not susceptible to change.

you cannot hold a diamond too tightly

you cannot hold a diamond too tightly or mess up

you cannot hold a diamond too tightly or mess up or injure it.

you can leave a diamond in a jar

forever

let it sit there

let it sit there never take it out

let it sit there never take it out and it will still be the same.

but with a firefly,

but with a firefly, you have to be more careful.

you have to give it room to fly

you have to leave holes in the top of the jar

you have to nurture it

you have to nurture it feed it

you have to nurture it feed it let it breathe

because if you don't,

it will suffocate.

diamonds do not breathe;

diamonds do not breathe; love does.

if you don't embrace it

if you don't embrace it and put time into it

if you don't embrace it and put time into it and try your very hardest to understand it

if you don't embrace it and put time into it and try your very hardest to understand it love becomes such a fragile thing.

breakable

ready to crumble at any time.

love feels pain when it is treated improperly.

even if it is unintentional

even if it is unintentional it is

even if it is unintentional it is so

even if it is unintentional it is so easy

even if it is unintentional it is so easy to kill a firefly.

it is

it is so

it is so easy

it is so easy to kill a love.

be careful,

be careful, gentle.

please.

love...

love... it's such an easy thing to damage.

let it grow

let it grow give love the time it needs

let it grow give love the time it needs to learn to fly.

unscrew the lid

open the jar

don't suffocate this love

don't suffocate this love in trying to keep it close and safe.

let it live,

let it live, ok?

don't rush this.

you have so much time

you have so much time to watch this firefly

you have so much time to watch this firefly our firefly

you have so much time to watch this firefly our firefly grow.

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