It’s Been Years Now

It’s been years now of this weaving back together and then drifting apart. In time, always difficult to keep going, and always far too difficult to ever completely stop. Sometime love just “IS”.

Written by “Unknown” Who Surely Walks the Path I Walk
St. Valentine's Day weaving heart + AlphaAt some point
you will realize
that you have done
too much for someone,
that the only
next possible step
to do is to stop.
Leave them alone.
Walk away.
It’s not like
you’re giving up,
and it’s not like
you shouldn’t try.
It’s just that you
have to draw the line
of determination
from desperation.
What is truly yours
will eventually be yours,
and what is not,
no matter how hard you try,
will never be.

Ready

 

My heart was broken, then shattered again and a third time, and more. I settled. I was hurt by staying where I shouldn’t have. I spent years alone. I learned. I healed. I grew. So by the time you came along I was ready to love and be loved.

By an Elephant Article by Kate Rose
reknitted heart…our deepest
heartbreak
is only meant
to help lead
us to the love
of our life
because
without it,
we might
never know
what that
actually
looks like.

We Keep Trying

I am connected to you and always will be. We drift apart and come back together, each time a little closer. So many differences and yet so much love. And so we keep trying for each other, even in those times we part.

American photographer, song writer and author Dominic Riccitello
knotLooking
back
and
wondering
if it
could
have
worked
eventually
hurts
more
than trying
and failing.

Eternal and True

Loving you does not mean I don’t see your faults and shortcomings. Well aware of many, I easily choose not to notice them hardly at all. That I can love you for a thousand things and barely notice a few dozen makes my love for you eternal and true.

From “Born Ready” by Jennifer Elisabeth
imperfect heartI love
him
in ways
that I
can’t
explain
to other
people.
They don’t
understand…
it’s not
their
fault.

All Along

It’s in the difficult times I know I love you most. Never is there a thought of moving away from you. My mind feels the same as my heart: love for you in a thousand ways.

Third century Persian Sufi poet, scholar and theologian, Rumi
rose captureThe minute
I heard
my first
love story,
I started
looking for you,
not knowing
how blind
that was.
Lovers don’t
finally meet
somewhere.
They’re in each
other all along.

A Sure Sign of True Love

Through challenge, adversity and trouble, love either becomes more durable or weakens. It is a sure sign of true love that when tested it becomes a stronger. The heart grows through its scars to be more capable of loving.

Philippino writer and author Laarni Venus Marie Giango
love_Wallpapers_happy_Valentine_day_Wallpapers_08I’d rather walk
through the
burning coals
of hell than
enjoy comfort
and luxury
with someone else.
For life
without you,
is not life.
at all.

Only Twice A Day

Through the ups and downs we have become closer as our love has matured and deepened. It’s amazing how the doubts are gone and have been replaced by an uncontested knowing deep within.

From “I Love You Too” by Amit Kalantri
boy-and-girlI think
of you
only
twice
a day –
when
I am
alone
and when
I am
with
someone
else.

To Risk Everything

Great kindness may be expressed by loving, but love itself offers none. Peace may be found through loving, but love specifically brings none. Fulfillment may come from loving, but love alone does not offer it. Love offers nothing but fertile ground for all the highest and lowest of feeling and emotion to grow.

American author and motivational speaker Leo Buscaglia
rose-heart
To love is to
risk not
being loved
in return.
To hope is
to risk pain.
To try is
to risk failure,
but risk
must be taken,
because
the greatest
hazard in life
is to risk
everything.

A Smile in My Heart

Love…
… 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.

By American Poet Sheri Daugherty
Here, I am again
sitting alone
daydreaming
about you…
with dreams
that leave
a smile
in my heart.