12 Feb

“What are you afraid of?” he asked.

“Permanence,” she said.

“Isn’t that what most humans crave?” he questioned very confused.

But she wasn’t like most humans. She always lived life like a storm, just passing through until the next destination.

When things stayed the same for too long she began to unravel;

to get anxious and jittery and nervous, like waiting

for a volcano to erupt or a bomb to explode, knowing that when it does your life will never be like it is now,

ever again.

Permanence, that is what terrified her.

“We’re all holding onto this notion that if we work hard enough we can maintain some sort of stability and comfort, that if we try enough, life will always be like it is now,” she said. “That isn’t real.”

“What is real then?” he asked.

“The flood will come. The storm will change you. There’s nothing you can do to stop that,” she declared. “But go ahead and try to prepare yourself, stock up on goods and make plans to prevent the inevitable. I will be sitting on my front  porch waiting for the eye of the hurricane to swallow me and spit me out; someone different, someone new.”



8 Responses to “Permanence”

  1. Daniel Pastor February 12, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

    I like! Great!

  2. Jordyn Anne Kelly February 13, 2014 at 5:04 am #

    There can be permanence, if one allows themselves to work towards it. Many couples stay together 60+ years, and love each other every day of it. While yes, the individual people in the relationship have probably changed over the 60 years, the LOVE they had was permanent. It can be real. It can be yours. It can be mine. But we have to work at it. I’ve found that most relationships stop working because one side stops trying. We shouldn’t let that happen, if we want the other person in our life! Sorry for the rant-this was written by a girl who’s boyfriend simply stopped trying, and gave me no effort-EVER. So maybe I’m venting a little 😉

    • Taylor Devost February 13, 2014 at 11:32 pm #

      Sorry to hear that, but im sure you will meet someone who DOES put forth the effort you deserve! And I do agree that relationships can last, but I don’t think we should work so hard to prevent change in the process. Things wont ever be like they are today, ever again. That doesn’t mean things wont last, they might. But they will be different! Thanks for reading. xoxo

  3. taurusingemini February 13, 2014 at 9:34 am #

    I had once, craved permance too, i just couldn’t deal with the ever-changing world, but, i realized, the HARD way, that if i keep on fighting change, then, i end up, giving myself, a hard time, adapting to life.

    • Taylor Devost February 13, 2014 at 7:10 pm #

      It isn’t an easy thing to adjust to nor accept. Change is scary, but at least it is real. xoxo

      • taurusingemini February 14, 2014 at 4:07 am #

        True, and only through making yourself readapt, to the environment that’s changing, will you truly become.

  4. taurusingemini February 13, 2014 at 9:35 am #

    Reblogged this on All About My Thoughts and commented:
    A Matter of Relationships, that everything can’t stay constant…

  5. aunsh February 14, 2014 at 11:40 am #


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