folklore is connell saying "marianne, I'm not a religious person, but I do sometimes think God made you for me" but folklore is also heathcliff telling catherine "you said I killed you--haunt me then!" and folklore is also alex telling henry "history will remember us"
but it is also hanya yanigraha writing "he will be someone who is defined, first and always, by what he is missing" but folklore is also ocean vuong saying "loneliness is still time spent in the world"
and folklore is also sappho writing "someone.. I tell you, will remember us, even in another time" and nietzsche writing “I love you. I feel as though we were never strangers, you and I, not even for a moment" and it is also -
Florence and the Machine saying "maybe I’ll see you in another life /If this one wasn’t enough /So much time on the other side" and audre lorde writing this -
folklore is czeslaw milosz writing "not that I want to be a God or a hero, just change into a tree, grow for ages, not hurt anyone" but it is also when marie-helene bertino said "then I must love you because I mention you all the time"
folklore is richard siken saying "the enormity of my desire disgusts me" but is also mahmoud darwish saying "rhythm doesn’t come from the words but from the joining of two bodies in a long night…"
it is sylvia plath -“girl, aging girl, is haunted by own nothingness & devours views from windows (stories, movies, overheard talk & sights in the street, pictures in newspapers, etc.) with continuous feeling she is ‘just about’, miraculously, to come into her own– her own life.”
folklore is when thirteen letters said "womb to tomb, sweetheart" but it is also when leo Christopher said "I'll make up for all the years I was supposed to be kissing you" and when darcy told lizzy "you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you."
folklore is when doc luben said "how do we forgive ourselves for all the things we did not become" and it's when claire told fleabag "the only person I'd run through the airport is you" and when clarice lispector said "my absence from myself hurts me"
folklore is when salma deera said “it’s like this; / say there’s a whole room of people and you’re somewhere in the middle of them all. / i walk in and i see you, but you don’t suddenly become the only person in the room. god no. you become the room. you are the room.”
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