The Way I Need

My Darling…
When you hold my hand… When you kiss me… When you hold me… When you forgive me quickly… When you look into my eyes… When you touch me… and in a hundred other ways I feel it. You love me the way I need to be loved.

From “I Love the Way You Love Me” by Lovely Goyal
5v6lpyThe
way
you
walk,
way
you
talk,
way
you
say
my
name;
it’s
beautiful,
wonderful,
don’t
you
ever
change.

My Heart Is True

Darling…
There is no meaning to be found beyond what I express. No amount of thought can figure out what was never spoken, expressed or done. Please accept what I say and what you see as the reality I live in. My heart is true.

Nineteenth Century New York writer Christian Nestell Bovee
9CmEAIt
is
the
passion
that
is
in a
kiss
that
gives
to it
its
sweetness;
it is
the
affection
in a
kiss
that
sanctifies
it.

More Lasting

Sweetheart…
Saying I love you sounds too simple. Saying you mean the world to me doesn’t say enough. There is no definition that could truly describe this love.

From “A Year From Wednesday” by James Browning
white treeOur Love is
bigger than
four letters;
Far more
beautiful than
it appears.
Deeper than
can ever
be imagined.
Higher than
possible to
comprehend.
Wider than
a distance
can be measured.
And more lasting
than our lives.

Melt Together

My Love…
We are fodder for a fire, that burns brightly yet does not incinerate; that grows hotter with time, yet does not obliterate; that protects with its heat; that melts two into one entity as certainly as crayons melt together on a hot stove.

Elizabeth Barrett to Robert Browning June 26, 1846
0-2aShall I always
think the
same of you,
you asked
yesterday.
But I
never think
the same
of you;
because
day by day
you look greater
and feel dearer…

The Remedy For My Yearning

My Love…
You are far, far away, yet right here with me. Your love is a poultice for my ache; the remedy for my yearning. Knowing how you feel in your heart about me brings joy that can not be described in words.

American romantic writer and blogger James Browning
full-moon-in-night-sky-over-water2The same
moon
that
watches
over me
as I
sleep
will
greet
you
later
tonight.
In that
small
way
we
will
be
connected.

Whatever Price I Pay

My Love…
Time has caused what is in my heart to grow to healthy and strong. All others faded away over the years, but my feelings for you grew. My heart was once in my chest, but it’s yours now. Once given so completely it can not be taken away.

From the song “Old Friend” by Phyllis Hyman
woman running fingers thru his hairI miss the way
you run
your fingers
through my hair
Those cozy nights
we cuddled
in your easy chair
Oh, no,
I won’t let
foolish pride
turn you away
I’ll take
you back
whatever price
I pay

How Blessed I Am

Sweetheart…
Few things do I unquestioningly know, but one constant never wavers: I love you. I know you are from the inside out to a depth most human beings never experience. How blessed I am to care so deeply and more so to be loved as deeply in return.

American romantic writer and blogger, James Browning
WillRealLoveWait1It comes down to this…
Without
expectation,
With no
qualification,
Without
doubt,
With no
hesitation,
I can say,
“I love you”
With
absolute clarity
and unwavering
certainty.

Only A Mightly Love

Darling…
Loving you is something I can’t stop. There is no controlling my heart. It has yearned for you for so long, the only song I sing is of you. Only a mighty love can survive separation and flourish within distance.

By American Romantic Writer and Blogger, James Browning
great love02Brimming with joy;
An innocent wildness;
Anything less, intolerable.
To be untrue
To this great love
The greatest recklessness.
Uncertainly
Certain.
Incautiously
Cautious.
Indiscreetly
Discreet.
I love you
Regardless
And for all time.
Close
Or far.
Together
Or apart.
You own my heart.
Long it has been true;
Far longer it will be.

The Way I Need to Be Loved

Sweetheart…
Your words, spoken and written, have a way like those of no one else to dance lucid and vivid in my heart, mind and soul. I can close my eyes and literally feel you through what you express. Oh, my Darling… you love me the way I need to be loved…

By American author, essayist, biographer and novelist Elizabeth Gilbert
ws_Lovers_in_the_dark_640x960To
be
fully
seen
by
somebody…
then,
be
loved
anyhow –
this
is a
human
offering
that can
border on
miraculous.

The Knowing

Love…
…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.

Thought by German philologist Max Muller
A flower
cannot blossom
without sunshine,
and man
cannot live
without love.