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Love…
…sweet and tender is the pinnacle of affection. Even greater than the fire that passion can burn between two people, gentle tenderness is the richest part of loving and being loved.

Lebanese-American artist, poet and writer Kahlil Gibran
Love-Couple-Tenderness-720x1152Tenderness
and kindness
are not
signs of
weakness
and despair, but
manifestations
of strength
and resolution.

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Love…
…is the surprise of coming home and finding a card you left neatly tucked by my front door. Reading your words of fondness for me exceed what I can see in myself, yet reading them makes me want to be more than I am.

13th-century Persian Muslim poet and Sufi mystic, Rumi
reading cardYour task is
not to seek
for love,
but merely
to seek
and find
all the barriers
within
yourself
that you have
built against it.

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Love…
…is in its highest form when passion simmers down and loving kindness takes the lead. Until lovers become a friends what is shared is fragile like glass and easily broken. Thank you for the kind and understanding way you treat me…

American composer, performer and filmmaker Meredith Monk
That inner voice
has both gentleness
and clarity.
So to get to authenticity,
you really keep going
down to the bone,
to the honesty,
and the inevitability
of something.

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Love…
…expressed plainly is an afternoon road trip down Route 66 with no time restraint or particular place to go. It amazes me how we can comfortably talk for hours and hours yet not run out of things to converse about.

Saying taken from an old Swedish proverb
Shared
joy
is a
double
joy;
shared
sorrow
is
half a
sorrow.

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Love…
…means I will listen when you want to be heard; I will try to understand when you wish to be understood; I will hug you when you need to feel safe; I will hold your hand when you lose your way; and I will tell you how much you matter when you doubt your worth.

An old traditional Swedish Proverb
Love me
when I
least
deserve it,
because
that’s
when
I really
need it.

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Love…
…is feeling some of what the one you care about feels. Happiness spills, sadness trickles, joy drips and grief drops from one person to the other as the border of separated emotions is no longer clear when “one” out of “two” is created.

Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer Kahlil Gibran
Love one another,
but make not
a bond of love:
Let it rather be
a moving sea
between the shores
of your souls.

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Love…
…is said loudly in your quiet words: I was awakened early with the thunder and lightning and smiling, not because it probably woke you up, but smiling because I imagined we were both lying still, listening…

English writer Mary Anne Evans – pen name George Eliot
Blessed
is the
influence
of one true,
loving
human
soul
on
another.

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