Men + Myself + God

Tag: Quotes

bell hooks has summarized my twenties.

by P. Braithwaite

“It still took years for me to let go of learned pattern’s of behavior that negated my capacity to give and receive love. One pattern that made the practice of love especially difficult was my constantly choosing to be with men who were emotionally wounded, who were not that interested in loving, even though they desired to be loved. I wanted to know love but was afraid to be intimate. By choosing men who were not interested in being loving, I was able to practice giving love but always within an unfufilling context. Naturally, my need to receive love was not met. I got what I was accustomed to getting. Care and affection, usually mingled with a degree of unkindness, neglect, and on some occasions, out right cruelty.”

Bell Hooks, All About Love: New Visions

Bye bye…twenties. 🙂

Quickie: Love & Differences

by P. Braithwaite


“Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.”

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)

Quickie: Awake My Dear

by P. Braithwaite


“Awake, my dear.
Be kind
to your sleeping heart.

Take it out
into the vast fields
of Light

And let it
— Hafiz, from Awake, My Dear