No Contender Since

My Love…
You left me long ago. My mistakes were too big for you to forget. It’s been years since I held you or we kissed, but I cherish you as the love of my lifetime. There has been no contender since, nor do I believe there will ever be.

From “A Million Little Pieces” by American writer James Frey
man-walking-awayThe
wounds
that
never
heal
can
only
be
mourned
alone.

In Love or Wants to Be

Love…
…is of the greatest value of anything on Earth. Those lucky enough to have it should cherish the subject of their feelings with their complete presence. With or without a lover the hope of love stirs in all. Everyone is in love or wants to be.

Dutch impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh
van-gogh-paintings2The more
I think
about it,
the more
I realize
there is
nothing
more
artistic
than to
love
others.

My Heart Is Reborn

Love…
…is never the same day-to-day, just as clouds are unique in every morning sky. Knowing this, and expecting it, makes my love for you ever new and exciting. Each morning I wake in your arms my heart is reborn.

From “Starlet’s Run” by Romance and fiction writer Carla Hanna
76705edit and filtered2I love you
when you’re happy.
I love you
when you’re sad.
I love you
if you’re angry,
And I love
you if you’re bad.
No matter
how you feel,
I love you
all the time.
Oh my sweet,
dear baby,
I love you
all the time.

Simultaneous Contentment and Adventure

Love…
…causes me to see you in my own special way. You are beautiful and special like sun and rain at the same time; like day and night all at once; simultaneous contentment and adventure without boundaries.

Irish Poet and Nobel Prize winner William Butler Yeats
Sunshine-and-rainTrue love is
a discipline
in which
each divines
the secret self
of the other
and refuses
to believe
in the mere
daily self.

Eternally Filled With Gladness

Love…
…is never the real reason for sorrow and unhappiness. Love itself is always pure, without corruption and eternally filled with gladness. It is only human thought, feeling and action that can make love into anything else.

American author and motivation speaker Leo Buscaglia
1014219.largeLove is always
bestowed
as a gift;
freely,
willingly,
and without
expectation…
We don’t love
to be loved;
we love to love.

Land of the Living

Love…
…puts color into what is drab; life into what is barren; joy into what is empty. Love is the difference between a life endured and a life lived well.

Playwright, novelist and Pulitzer Prize winner Thornton Wilder
love_blooms_roses-black-and-white-with-color-picture_2There is
a land of
the living
and a land
of the dead
and the bridge
is love,
the only
survival,
the only
meaning.

The Oxygen In My Air

Love…
…makes each person a searcher who hopes for a discovery that shines a bright light into his or her heart. When found, the radiance of love is reflected outward onto everything adding more color to life and more joy to living.

From “The Joys of Love” by Madeleine L’Engle
true-lovers-looking-into-eyes-of-each-otherI feel as though
I’m not breathing
when I’m out
of his presence.
He’s the oxygen
in my air,
the sun
in my universe,
the staff
of my life.

Sweetener of Human Existence

Love…
…is never wasted. In spite of what pain and heartache may come, loving and being loved are the most important parts of being alive. Love is the sweetener of human existence.

American spiritual teacher and author Gary Zukav
Ebb-and-Flow-of-Passion-300x201Eventually,
you will
come to
understand
that love
heals
everything,
and love
is all
there is.

Above All Things

Love…
…narrows space and lessens burdens. It brightens day and enraptures night. Love knows no boundary, specific language or government. It is above all things created by humankind.

Written by a writer unknown/anonymous
couple,romantic,hug,love,relation,gentle-fdb59df0dd883f418e406d2dbc8ca26f_hWhen
I
am
with
you,
the
only
place
I
want
to
be
is
closer.