Olivia Lyman

United States

"If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night , I'd bet they live a lot differently."
- Calvin & Hobbs

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“ Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits, and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.”

Dead Poets Society

" Slow down, you crazy child. You're so ambitious for a juvenile, but then if you're so smart, then tell me, why are you still so afraid? Where's the fire, what's the hurry about? You've got so much to do, and only so many hours in a day. You can either get what you want or you can just get old. Slow down, you're doing fine. You can't be everything you want to be before your time. You're so ahead of yourself that you forgot what you need."
~ Billy Joel

Olivia Lyman (United States) published:

Breathless

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    Oh, how you showed me the world. The breathlessness I felt when I saw how perfectly at ease you were with being imperfect. You leave me breathless, you twirl me up in your reality just for a moment and I am wisped away for an entire week. You leave me breathless, air something found so common, it swirls around me, never touching, you blocked it away.

    I am good at what I do, my work ethic...

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Olivia Lyman (United States) published:

Content Validation

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    What kind of validation do I need to be content with what I don't deserve? I always bombard myself with questions of: What do I want? Where am I going? And who do I want to be? I can never think of a forthright answer. My brain plays a game, puts me on a rollercoaster. It tells me I deserve the world, whatever I want it is mine to achieve. Then I come down from the apex and it makes...

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9 months ago

Olivia Lyman (United States) published:

One Hundred Percent

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        The girl had pink hair. The kind that was different shades all around. She must have done it at home, by herself. Her eyelids were a different color every day. From blue that curved with her eye and met with white that faded into a soft gray, or a fiery red that blended into black. She was fire. It seemed that she was caught between finding herself and finding others. It's when you are in between accepting yourself and then...

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Olivia Lyman (United States) published:

Desperately Numb

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We define love the way we experience it " Are my words just a blank statement, like blanks in a gun. Making the same noise, something you recognize, but it doesn't hit you. Are the words " I am here", or "let me help" just an empty promise? I notice the good and we celebrate to remember, that the world isn't half as bad. But when I notice the bad, I am here to help you mourn but, you...

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Olivia Lyman (United States) published:

The Finishing Picture

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        You were the difference in a wind storm. The consistent hand at the edge of a cliff and a light at the end of the tunnel. It takes a tunnel and a cliff for us to see and appreciate the hand and the light. You took me down a windy road. You let me pick the music and rolled the windows down. The clouds have a magnificent way of pooling the colors of the setting sky into an unforgettable picture....

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over 1 year ago

Olivia Lyman (United States) published:

To Find A Reason, When We Just Weren’t Born To Do So

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People search for meaning. A reason they are here. Why we are so incredibly insignificant, in the entirety of the universe. That with all the crushing planets and exploding black holes, their morning coffee, doesn’t make such a difference. I wish I could be cliche, saying that at least you are significant in someone else’s life. But does that give you any more real meaning for existing in the first place? Does someone else outlook on life or you, make...

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over 1 year ago

Olivia Lyman (United States) published:

Waves Never Hesitate to Hit

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       Stories are lessons. Embedded with morals to help people not make the same mistakes people have before. One story is comprised of thousands of little stories that just happened to come together to change people’s lives.
       You can’t skip chapters, that’s not how life works. You have to read every line, meet every character. Or you won’t enjoy all of it. Hell, some chapters will make you cry for weeks. You will read things you...

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Olivia Lyman (United States) published:

To See the Same Stars

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        I knew it would break. The pieces have fallen apart before. Except this time it was excruciating, breaking off slowly, in an almost timely manner. It happened this way so I would feel it. Live with it. And never forget. 
        It is easy to wear armor, when you have something to protect. It is easy to fall in love with ideas, instead of the person. 
     There was a girl, full of...

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Olivia Lyman (United States) published:

A Good Book and A Time Machine

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       I want them to stare. Stare with flames in their eyes. With a jealous passion, a needful desire, a bitter sweet revenge. I need hair that reaches down my back, eyes like spring, and a voice like thunder. I need a look to silence a room, to demand respect. I need to feel beautiful, and have the whole world believe it as well. The world gives me limited options, So I feel I can’t create my own. I...

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