My Angel, My Beloved

I love…
…the way you express your love to me in the words you write and say. Never before has anyone touched me the way you do when you tell me how you feel.

Victor Hugo to Adele Foucher, March 15, 1822
My adorable and adored, 
I have been asking myself every moment if such happiness is not a dream.  It seems to me that what I feel is not of earth. I cannot yet comprehend this cloudless heaven. My whole soul is yours… why is there no word for this but joy? Is it because there is no power in human speech to express such happiness? …Oh, now you are mine! At last you are mine! Adieu, my angel, my beloved…

How You Linger

I love…
…how you linger hugging and kissing me for a little while when we have to part.  I delight in your sweetness and expressions of love.

Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman Philosopher and Statesmen
If a man could mount to Heaven
And survey the mighty universe,
His admiration of its beauties
Would be much diminished
Unless he had someone
To share in his pleasure.

Every Heart Sings a Song

I love…
…that your skin is as soft as a baby’s.  Touching you fills me with delight.  I am glad you take such good care of yourself.
From the Greek Philosopher Plato
Every heart sings a song,
Until another heart whispers back.
Those who wish to sing
Always find a song.
At the touch of a lover,
Everyone becomes a poet.

She Gives Me Everything

I love…
…to touch the back of your neck and play with your hair as we kiss.  When I do you sigh in a way that tells me how much you enjoy being touched that way.
From the song “And I Love Her” by Paul McCartney and John Lennon
She gives me everything
And tenderly
The kiss my lover brings
She brings to me
And I love her.

Touches My Heart

I love…
…how you communicate what you feel about me in notes and emails.  You have a special way of expressing yourself in writing that touches my heart with love as no one other ever has.
Anonymous – Source Unknown
The Moment I opened my heart and let you in
I saw a great love start to begin
I opened my eyes to a vision of you
I hoped and prayed your feelings were true.
I have loved and I have lost.
I have felt the pain; I’ve paid the cost.
But now, I think I have truly found
An angel who walks upon the ground.
You go beyond all limits just for me
To show your love so endlessly.
I could’ve searched my whole life through
And never found another just like you
You are so special and I needed for you to know
That I truly and completely love you so.

In Your Hands

I love…
…how sometimes you hold my face in your hands and look directly into my eyes and say “I love you”.  Never has anyone made me feel as loved as you do.
American Screen Writer Joss Whedon
When I say, “I love you,” it’s not because I want you or because I can’t have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I’ve seen your kindness and your strength. I’ve seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You’re a hell of a woman.

In The Same Direction

I love…
…how we hold on to each other for as long as we can whenever we have to go our separate ways.  Letting you go never gets any easier.
French writer and poet Antonie de Saint Exupery
Life has taught me
That love does not consist
Of gazing at each other
But looking together
In the same direction.

Outside Myself

I love…
…how sometimes when we kiss your tongue will dart out and touch my lips for a quick moment teasing me and inviting my tongue to play with yours. 

Katherine Mansfield to John Middleton Murray, 1918
My love for you tonight
is so deep and tender
that it seems to be outside myself.
… I love you
… I love you
… Oh, what it is to love like this!

Slippery Wet and Soaped Up

I love…
…taking a shower with you and getting all slippery wet and soaped up then embracing with the water running on us.  That is one of the most sensuous experiences of my life.
1883 Letter from Sarah Bernhardt to Jean Richepin
Carry me off
Into the blue skies
Of tender loves,
Roll me in dark clouds,
Tramp me with your thunderstorms,
Break me in your angry rages.  
But love me,
My adored love.