Friday, July 5, 2013

And...we're still standing

My friend Hak, who recently moved back to Korea after graduating this past semester, introduced me to his favorite poem by Jean Luis Borges.

After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,

And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t mean security.

And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises,

And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child,

And you learn to build all your roads on today
Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.

After a while you learn…
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.

So you plant your garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

And you learn that you really can endure…

That you really are strong

And you really do have worth…

And you learn and learn…

With every good-bye you learn.

Thanks Hak.

top&jeans&sunnies, Wasteland SF
shoes, Sam Edelman
jewels, ebay
dreamcatcher necklace, handmade by myself


  1. Oh! This was one of my favorite poems.
    So glad to see it on your blog.

  2. that is such a wonderful poem, thanks for sharing it!
    and you look great as always :)
    sarah xo

  3. Gorgeous top! And your accessories are bang-on! <3 <3

  4. This colourful fringed top is amazing!

    Ps: I'm doing a fashion-related survey for my MSc dissertation, 5 mins, much much help ♥


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