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ABOUT US - thepastunveiled:

We would like to include and encourage all of our readers into unveiling wisdom from their pasts to the blog.
So please e-mail us at thepastunveiled@gmail.com with:

-your love advice

-experiences from your past relationships that still make you smile or grimace

-things you would do differently in the future

-if you knew what you know now, what would you tell yourself then?

-your definition of love


We are excited to learn more about you, and everyone else's individual journeys with the intricate nature of that of love.

<3 M & R


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#123

Jun 20 2013
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"Always trust your gut before making any decisions. Forgive or not to forgive? Second chances or starting fresh? Always listen to what your body and mind tells you. If it doesn’t feel right. If it doesn’t sit right. If you have more doubts than hopefulness. Then maybe you should look deeper within yourself to figure out why you want that in the first place. Think before you make yourself vulnerable to being hurt again." - M.

 

#122

Apr 16 2013

"If you miss them, put away your pride. Talk to them again. Rekindle that friendship before it becomes too late and too awkward. Finding people you connect with is hard, don’t let a good friend slip away without careful consideration." - M.

 

#121

Apr 14 2013
1

"Sometimes people are mean. Sometimes they’re selfish. And sometimes they’re just plain hurtful. You pour so much of your energy into trying to cultivate something beautiful and even with the most love and dedication, if it can’t…then it won’t. Of course it’ll hurt, accepting that something is wrong and walking away will always hurt, especially if you felt you had wasted your time. But when your mind is quick to jump to anger and resentment, remember that you demand and deserve your own happiness. And in that same vein of thought, remember that they deserve theirs. Allow yourself to be selfish and seek your own fulfillment. Forgive them for their selfish decisions in pursuit of their own happiness. But love yourself enough to never look back." - M.

 
Jan 19 2013
Balaenoptera

When we are old 

hair the color of tombstones bones 
that sound like wet windshield wipers 
whenever we slow dance through the living room 
I imagine that I will look you in the eye 
as if there were something small and precious imprisoned there
and say to you,
“Darling, did you know that a blue whale has a heart the size of a car!”

When you reply correctly, 
as you always seem to do 
when I ask you difficult questions about oceanography
I’ll probably just laugh, 
rejoicing, 
over the fact that every time you smile
It makes the wrinkles at the corner of your eyes look like six willow branches all lifting their heads from prayer in unison
Wind humming a sombre hymn beneath its breath 
just as our anthem jogs to its close and I whisper in your ear

How did you know that I was The One?

When all those wild dressed jackals came galloping to your door 
begging for the rights to your ring finger 
What made you lock the deadbolt on your ribs 
looking them squarely in the face 
and saying with joy 
“I’m saving all of this beauty for a man I’ve never even met.”

Did you ever doubt 
ever sit in your dorm room and think 
that maybe your soul mate had chosen someone a lot more boring 
but a lot less picky than you 
and opted for the easy way out of a life filled with love.

When I was 22 years old, 
beard freshly grown, 
an ocean away from my family, 
with the kind of pain that drives men to do selfish 
barely forgivable things 
I dreamt of you nightly 
hunted for your smile in every audience that I broke for
hoping that I could literally steal a glance 
downloaded it onto my retinas 
and replay the moment our eyes first played freeze tag 
and neither one of us wanted to stop being it 
so we just kept on touching 
hoping that father time would give us a hall pass 
and allow us to orbit one another for ever.

and speaking of orbits 
did you know that there are more stars in the sky 
than grains of sand on the entire planet?
and that I would give you either one if you merely asked 
peel the night from the sky’s skin 
like the rind of an orange 
or ask God if I could borrow the breeze for just a moment 
and blow the shoreline of every beach 
into a giant hour glass made just for us 
and say this is how long I will adore the things about you that no one else even notices

like your laugh and how it sounds 
like a mix of Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock 
and two rainstorms singing perfectly in tune, 
those orthopedic shoes 
and how they always match your cardigans perfectly, 
those cricket glasses 
and how they dangle at the edge of your nose 
like the legs of two lovers on a tire swing 
the last summer they will ever see each others face

The first time I saw your face I thought “Wow” 
If there were a Gorgeous Olympics you would be a lock 
and maybe I would be your key
and maybe love is a club 
that we both got into for free 
and we just haven’t stopped dancing for all these decades 
because we really like the music in here 

and maybe if you asked me to 
I would crawl through the veins of a blue whale on my hands and knees 
photograph that Volkswagen sized heart of hers 
and place the picture on your pillow before you went to sleep, 
when you ask me about it 
I will probably just laugh, 
giggling like I’ve got handful of diamonds in my throat and say 
“see, I told you, the biggest heartbeat God ever made and now it’s all yours”

"One And Only"

by Adele

You’ve been on my mind
I grow fonder every day,
Lose myself in time
Just thinking of your face
God only knows
Why it’s taken me so long
To let my doubts go
You’re the only one that I want

I don’t know why I’m scared, I’ve been here before
Every feeling, every word, I’ve imagined it all,
You never know if you never try
To forgive your past and simply be mine

I dare you to let me be your, your one and only
Promise I’m worthy to hold in your arms
So come on and give me a chance
To prove that I’m the one who can
Walk that mile until the end starts

If I’ve been on your mind
You hang on every word I say
Lose yourself in time at the mention of my name
Will I ever know how it feels to hold you close?
And have you tell me whichever road I choose you’ll go

I don’t know why I’m scared ‘cause I’ve been here before
Every feeling, every word, I’ve imagined it all,
You’ll never know if you never try
To forgive your past and simply be mine

I dare you to let me be your, your one and only
I promise I’m worthy to hold in your arms
So come on and give me a chance
To prove that I’m the one who can
Walk that mile until the end starts

I know it ain’t easy, giving up your heart
I Know it ain’t esay, giving up your heart

(Nobody’s perfect, trust me I’ve learned it)
I know it ain’t easy, giving up your heart
(Nobody’s perfect, trust me I’ve learned it)
I know it ain’t easy, giving up your heart
(Nobody’s perfect, trust me I’ve learned it)
I know it ain’t easy, giving up your heart
(Nobody’s perfect, trust me I’ve learned it)
I know it ain’t easy, giving up your heart

So I dare you to let me be your, your one and only
I promise I’m worthy to hold in your arms
So come on and give me a chance
To prove that I’m the one who can
Walk that mile until the end starts
Come on and give me a chance
To prove that I’m the one who can
Walk that mile until the end starts.

 
Sep 03 2012
 

#120

Jun 19 2012

"No matter how hard or how long you’ve loved someone. If they can never love you back. At least not in the way you need them to. One day you just have to accept that it’s OK and even though it hurts now, you deserve more than that." - M.

 
Apr 25 2012
 





"I Won’t Give Up"

by Jason Mraz

Hmmmm … Hmmmm … Hmmmm … Hmmm …

When I look into your eyes
It’s like watching the night sky
Or a beautiful sunrise
There’s so much they hold
And just like them old stars
I see that you’ve come so far
To be right where you are
How old is your soul?

I won’t give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love
I’m still looking up

And when you’re needing your space
To do some navigating
I’ll be here patiently waiting
To see what you find

‘Cause even the stars they burn
Some even fall to the earth
We’ve got a lot to learn
God knows we’re worth it
No, I won’t give up

I don’t wanna be someone who walks away so easily
I’m here to stay and make the difference that I can make
Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use
The tools and gifts we got yeah, we got a lot at stake
And in the end, you’re still my friend at least we did intend
For us to work we didn’t break, we didn’t burn
We had to learn how to bend without the world caving in
I had to learn what I’ve got, and what I’m not
And who I am

I won’t give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love
I’m still looking up
Still looking up.

I won’t give up on us (no I’m not giving up)
God knows I’m tough enough (I am tough, I am loved)
We’ve got a lot to learn (we’re alive, we are loved)
God knows we’re worth it (and we’re worth it)

I won’t give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love
I’m still looking up

 

#119

Nov 29 2011

"When the issue of breaking up gets brought up, know the difference between her wanting to never be with you anymore and her being scared and needing assurance. The biggest mistake you can make is letting her walk away if you still love her. No matter what, remind her of how much you love her and how much you want to be with her. Everyone gets scared sometimes." -M. 

 


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