Thursday, October 22, 2009

He Left Me Standing

In my late twenties, a year out of a relationship, I met someone who absolutely captivated me. He was a writer, and was lustful, imaginative, and emotionally unstable. 

Our dating relationship was brief. He both pulled me in and pushed me away. He said one thing and did another. It was a classically bad situation, a waste of my energy, and a waste of an otherwise brilliant guy.

"I wanted him to spend the night. He grabbed my shoulders and said, "In you is everything you need to be happy," and left me standing alone in the doorway.


  1. "He both pulled me in and pushed me away. He said one thing and did another."

    I love this line. I could really feel the emotion of your piece and blog post.

  2. Is there anyway to buy this, or a copy of this? I really love the quote and so does my lover. It's gonna be her birthday soon and if you can let me know I would appreciate it. Thank you for your amazing work.

  3. Safa, I am sorry I missed your post - yikes! The piece is available, although my timing might be way off. Get in touch if you want more details -

  4. I just wanted to let you know that the first time I saw this, it moved me so deeply, it jumpstarted my recovery. I no longer hate myself and am working every day to stablize. Thank you so much for writing this, and helping me realize that I already had everything I needed to be happy. I'll never forget this.