A Prerequisite of Love

 I love…
…how you listen intently to me when I talk about my dreams, hopes and wishes. Your interest and support makes them all seem a little more likely and possible.

From “The World According to Mister Rogers” by Fred Rogers
Listening
is a very active awareness
of the coming together of
at least two lives.
Listening,
as far as I’m concerned,
is a prerequisite of love.
One of the most essential ways
of saying “I love you”
is being a receptive listener.