…to be happiest should have qualities that allow lovers to be foolish and silly like small children playing joyfully together without inhibition. The openness to naturally “be” without any worry about how each is perceiving the other: that’s true love.
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…can make ordinary things seem extraordinary: a ride in the first cool air near fall; a meal with conversation; browsing at a bookstore and buying nothing. The common transforms into delight when filtered through a loving heart.
…puts a shine on the dull and colors into the monotone. It is an invisible morsel tasted; a silent note heard; a duet sung in harmony by the heart and soul together.
From “The Zygote Chronicles” by Suzanne Finnamore.
almost every day
of my life.
…is different in middle age. It has its own unique intensity that is far less consumed with desire and far more filled with gentle love like preteen children “like” each other. Falling in ‘love’ is easy. Falling in ‘like’ takes a lot more time.
…anticipating spending time with you. We usually have a good time together and appreciate each other’s company. I am grateful to have you to do things with. Being alone gets boring!
…that even though you like to be busy, with me you can sit still, relax, and be lazy. We’re good together at doing nothing in particular and doing it well.
From the song “Love Like Crazy” by Lee Brice
Be a best friend.
Tell the truth.
And overuse I love you.
Go to work.
Do your best.
Don’t out smart
your common sense.
Never let your
prayin’ knees get lazy.
And love like crazy.
…that you have reached a point in your life where you want to discover the lost child within. Underneath the layers and layers of adult life lies a great treasure: a little girl who just wants to play.
Widely distributed poem by an author unknown
Laugh your heart out.
Dance in the rain.
Cherish the moment.
Ignore the pain.
Live, laugh, love,
Forgive and forget
Life’s too short to be
Living with regrets.
…that recently we began closing emails with “love and kisses”; that became “dove and wishes”; then “bugs and fishes” and so on until we had used up just about every possible rhyming word. I smile each time I think about it.
“Close to the Heart” by American poet Helen Lowrie Marshall
Close to the heart is a secret place
Where dreams are stored away,
And study candles of faith are kept
Against a darker day.
And there, too, are the memories;
The laughter share, the tears,
The little things that mean so much,
Seen through the mist of years.
Out dearest wishes, deepest loves,
The burdens that we bear;
The essence of our being lies
In what we harbor there.
To each his own; a hideaway
That has not counterpart;
The treasure-house of the soul that lies
Somewhere close to the heart.
…how we amuse each other with cute and funny things we write in emails and notes we send each other. It puts real meaning into the song lyric “you make lovin’ fun”.
…sitting in a restaurant with you eating, talking, laughing and wasting time together. We never lack for something to talk about and time passes effortlessly. There is a warm comfort in being with you; a richly joyful feeling.
You stand by me as troubles occur
And listen to my worries and fears.
You share my burdens and my joys
With faith, compassion and tears.