to love the fire

They tell you things like,

"Fall in love with a girl who reads, fall in love with a girl who writes, fall in love with artists, musicians, fall in love with someone who wants to start a family, fall in love with a virgin, fall in love with a girl who. . ."

Let their voices fade to the back of your mind. Better yet, let them fade into dark oblivion, and listen to me speak the truth to you.

Fall in love with the girl who sets you on fire.

Wait, no, don't interrupt me, sweetheart. Listen to me tell you the truth.

Fall in love with the girl who sets you on fire. She will appear in your life resembling a hurricane and she will tear you apart. Every fibre of your being, she will shred it apart and she will let the wind consume the broken bits of you.

Remember: phoenixes only rise from ashes.

Fall in love with the girl who sets you on fire. She will destroy everything you hold dear to yourself - every illusion you grip, she will laugh and twist it until it shatters. She will eradicate the world you build around you to protect yourself from reality. She will make your grey sky explode with colours - so many colours you could drown in the brightness. She will make your grey sky explode with sunrises and sunsets and stars and moons and suns. She will make you understand the feeling of sight.

Remember: truth is always better than the lies.

Fall in love with the girl who sets you on fire. She will brush across your body's paper smooth surface. With an amused smile, she will flirt with your skin and make you dance until you are dizzy with the force of what she makes you feel. Her fingers will barely touch your body; the space of thin atoms will separate you, and you will be able to feel it. She will have a cigarette in her mouth and she will use it to trace words across your skin until it is ablaze.

Remember: ideas are worth the pain it takes to conceive them.

Fall in love with the girl who sets you on fire. She will be a flickering illusion around you; nothing, not even faith or love, will be able to hold her down. Sometimes she will be the coldest thing your heart has felt; other times, she will feel so fiery that your lips will taste like ash. Sometimes she will be the only thing around you; other times, she will disappear for weeks. The only thing that will keep her returning to you is your belief in her.

Remember: Belief is the foundation of a life worth living.

Fall in love with the girl who sets you on fire. The blood in her veins is always at a boiling temperature. Passion will burst from her so powerfully it will be a force field keeping the faint of heart worlds away from her. The emotions in her voice will be so strong that they could change the tilt of the sun. She will be so radiant you will find it difficult to look at her, but when you do, she will smile.

Remember: Some smiles are worth anything.

Fall in love with the girl who sets you on fire. She will burst with words so intense you will feel your world crumble around her. She will make everything around you fall to dust and ash. She will give you parts of her heart and she will take everything you love from you.

Remember: Some people are worth sacrifices.

Fall in love with the girl who sets you on fire. She is the girl who will give you a world worth fighting for. She will set you on fire, but you will never fall to ash. She will keep you away from that. She will set you on fire and she will run away, she will run so fast you will want to give up. You will not give up. You will keep running after her.

Remember: Some girls are worth everything.

Fall in love with the girl who sets you on fire. She will make your world collapse into ash around you, and out of that ash will rise beauty akin to nothing you have seen before. She will make you burst with so many emotions you will feel like you are exploding, but she will keep you alive and safe. Nothing will harm you when you are with her; nothing can touch you when you are with her.

Remember: phoenixes rise from ashes.

Fall in love with the girl who sets you on fire. Search for her in every corner of your life. She will make you burn with passion so strong it will eclipse the universe. Search for her in every piece of your life. She will make you burn with love so powerful it will make the colours of your world sharper than existence.

Fall in love with the girl who sets you on fire. Firstly, she will make you understand that some things are worth the fight. Then she will teach you that some things worth dying for. But most of all, she will teach you that there are things worth living for.

Remember: fall in love with the girl who sets you on fire.

They will keep telling you things like,

"Fall in love with a girl who reads, fall in love with a girl who writes, fall in love with artists, musicians, fall in love with someone who wants to start a family, fall in love with a virgin, fall in love with a girl who. . ."

They will wonder what is wrong with you; they will wonder why you refuse to understand them.

The only girl worth falling in love with is the girl who sets you on fire. Look for her and you will find her.

Remember: look her in the eyes. She is the only thing in this world worth keeping.