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gayer-than-you:

madammuffins:

caffeinewitchcraft:

Relationships get so bananas when you start deciphering the other person’s love language.

Like I thought I was just acquaintances with this person because they never told me details about themselves and we just talked movies and writing . But then they made time to have coffee with me and they showed up out of breath because they ran. Like. RAN to be on time for coffee with me?

And I was like “i don’t mind waiting” cause I never want to run

But they said they wanted every minute they could get because I’m so busy usually

Which is when it clicked that I didn’t get how much they considered me a friend because I just straight away didn’t see MY signs of affection in them and went “cool! Casual buds it is.” But now that I’m seeing their signs of affection, I feel a little silly for dismissing them like that even though I felt like we could be best bros.

Anyway, some people show affection through time or intensity or commitment and not vocally. I really have to remember that!

Fyi- just in case you didn’t know.

TOUCH got a bro that likes to give high fives? Back slaps? Are they a hugger? Do they not blink an eye at cuddles?

QUALITY TIME this bro will (as op stated) sprint to spend every minute possible with you. Every second that you guys are together is a declaration of affection.

WORDS does your bro tell you how amazing and great and fantastic and wonderful you are all the time? Guess what…?

GIFTS do they buy you coffee? Snacks, energy drinks, spot you at the restaurant? Did that one key chain removed you of them? Ding ding!

ACTS are they always doing things for you? Ie: Nah bro, I got this, I can do that, need me to get anything for you, I can help with…?

PRO TIP - The way people show love is often how they receive love as well.

I reblogged this recently but it got better and ive been thinking and learning a lot abt love languages so

Posted 19 weeks ago

Like Raindrops On My Window - 12/02/2009

Posted by Natiq Jalil on Monday, June 13, 2011 Under: Retro blogs
There are few things in this life as endearing to me as the sight of raindrops on my window. We are at that time of year where there are few rainfalls left. Warmth is leaving the air and a chill is invading the night. A different form of beauty is preparing to take the stage...

...though her touch is cold, she is not without her own charms.

Though the clouds will obscure my view of the moon, I can still watch with childlike wonder as snow falls to the earth. I can allow myself to be moved by the slow motion serenity of silver lights glittering in the frigid night air and let myself believe for a tiniest instant that time has slowed down,

and this moment is mine...

...made exclusively for me.

This is coming. But for now, I'm enjoying the last of the rains. 

So as I was looking at this photo my sister took of a window in my old apartment, decorated with lime candles and potpourri, I was inspired to paint. Though this piece is a digital painting, I feel the way I do when I paint with traditional media. I felt really good. I hope that my feeling come across in this piece. I hope that those who see it catch some of the intense serenity I felt as I laid down these brush strokes.

Candles At My Window
 
Lime-Candles-Completed-web
 
I just finished this piece a few hours ago. I started it some time ago but it took awhile for me to feel motivated to go in and finish it. It seems that the inspiration I felt with the painting of my window has continued. And so I will ride this wave of inspiration for al it is worth... until there is nothing left of it.

Listlessly Restless

Listlessly-Restless-Completed-web 

That's all for now. Let me know what you think.

Natiq...
 

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