It Is So Rare

… is not as simple as “I love you”. Those three words are an absolutely true statement about what I feel, but there is much more. I like you. I respect you. I believe in you. I admire you. I trust you. And more…

French Romantic composer Hector Berlioz
It is so rare…
to find a complete person,
with a soul, a heart
and an imagination;
so rare for characters
as ardent and restless
as ours to meet
and to be matched together,
that I hardly know
how to tell you
what happiness
it gives me to know you.