…cannot be bought or stolen or given. It cannot be avoided or denied. Love is the beautiful, wonderful, mysterious mortar that binds two souls together.
…is the knowing you’ll be there if I need you to comfort me in times of sadness, care for me if I am sick, encourage me if I am down or just sit quietly with me and let time pass.
… is free. It cannot be bought, sold, or traded. No person can make someone love them, nor can they prevent it. Love strikes like lightning, unpredictable and certain. It comes, or not, of its own will and in its own timing.
…is a simple thing fully understood by no human of any time. It is the third need of the body: water, food and love. It arrives when it wishes and departs unpredictably. Love is both an affliction and a blessing; pleasure and pain spun into extravagant joy.
Pablo Neruda, Sonnet 12, translated by Stephen Tapscott
Oh, love is
a journey with
water and stars,
with drowning air
and storms of flour;
a clash of lightnings,
two bodies subdued
by one honey.
…is easily seen, or the lack of it noticed, by anyone who watches a couple interact. Oblivious of anyone looking a couple shows them self truly to the other and to anyone who observes them from nearby.
…from a simple view is nothing in particular, but everything in general. It is a delicate spice that flavors every part of living: sadness or happiness, joy or grief, pleasure or pain, delight or fear. Love makes the good better and the bad easier to bear.
Indonesian College Student Angel Flonis Harefa
There will always
be a reason
why you meet people.
Either you need them
to change your life
or you’re the one
…has come to mean a greater variety of things through knowing you. The boundaries have been made wider, the height made taller and the depth made deeper.
“The Contrasts of Love” by James Browning
Simple but complicated;
Certain but unsure;
Weak but strong;
Subtle but obvious;
Absolute but intangible;
Permanent but fleeting;
Intangible but distinct;
Vague but clear;
Quiet but deafening;
Clever but simple;
Complete but never finished;
Elusive but easily caught.
…is best when it’s mellowed to be deeper than a relationship’s start when selfish need often dominates. When over time trust, compassion and mutual understanding come together to form a foundation something truly special arrives; a true, honest and loving friendship.
…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…
…is an eagerly awaited sight of you when we’ve been apart a day or two. It’s the anticipation of a hug when it is delayed by where we are or who we are with. It’s the relaxed and unhurried temporary goodbyes we say.