"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 own 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 goodbye you learn."
Comes the Dawn (Veronica A Shoftstall)
the thing about tumblr is that it needs a little bit of attention now and then again, consistently. to keep up with the people you follow, your followers, and such. ignoring it for weeks on end (er.. or months, like i’ve been doing) leaves your newsfeed full of things you don’t particularly care about, missed content, etc.
i think it’s easier to drop out of the scene and come back with facebook, tbh. other people’s lives move on, but if you’re not there to comment or like some posts, eh it doesn’t really affect anything. but you come back one day, and it’s really like nothing changes. less upkeep.
i guess that does make tumblr more community-focused/friendly because it wants you to stick around daily/weekly.
which is unfortunate when i’m looking for casual commitment, lol.