❝ I have looked at you
in millions of ways and
I have loved you in each.

She is a year ago.
She is the ache in the empty,
the first time you changed your mind
and the last time you were sorry about it.
She is a city sleeping beside you,
warm and vast and familiar, streetlights
yawning and stretching,
and you have never. You have never.
You have never loved someone like this.
She is your first stomach ache.
Your first panic attack and your
favorite cold shower.
A mountain is moving somewhere
inside of you, and her handprints are all over it.
Here. Here. Here, you love her.
In the fractured morning, full of
too tired and too sad, she is the first
foot that leaves the bed.
She is the fight in you, the winning 
and the losing battle
floating like a shipwreck in your chest.
When they ask you what your favorite moment is, 
You will say Her. 
You will always say Her.

Caitlyn Siehl: Her, Her, Her

❝ And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.

—  Libba Bray: The Sweet Far Thing

❝ I was never insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.

— Edgar Allan Poe

New York
November 10, 1958

Dear Thom:

We had your letter this morning. I will answer it from my point of view and of course Elaine will from hers.

First - if you are in love - that’s a good thing - that’s about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don’t let anyone make it small or light to you.

Second - There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you - of kindness and consideration and respect - not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak but the second can release in you strength, and courage and goodness and even wisdom you didn’t know you had.

You say this is not puppy love. If you feel so deeply—of course it isn’t puppy love.

But I don’t think you were asking me what you feel. You know better than anyone. What you wanted me to help you with is what to do about it—and that I can tell you.

Glory in it for one thing and be very glad and grateful for it.

The object of love is the best and most beautiful. Try to live up to it.

If you love someone - there is no possible harm in saying so - only you must remember that some people are very shy and sometimes the saying must take that shyness into consideration.

Girls have a way of knowing or feeling what you feel, but they usually like to hear it also.

It sometimes happens that what you feel is not returned for one reason or another - but that does not make your feeling less valuable and good.

Lastly, I know your feeling because I have it and I’m glad you have it.

We will be glad to meet Susan. She will be very welcome. But Elaine will make all such arrangements because that is her province and she will be very glad to. She knows about love too and maybe she can give you more help than I can.

And don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens - The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.

Love,

Fa

❝ Never chase love, affection or attention. If it isn’t given freely by another person, it isn’t worth having.
❝ I totally remember what it felt like to be so full…Full of promise, full of dreams, full of shit. Mostly just full of yourself. So full you’re bursting. And then you get out into the world, and people empty you out, little by little, like air from a balloon…You try like hell to fill yourself up with fresh air, from you and from other people. But back then…it was so damn effortless to feel full, you know? All you had to do was breathe.

— Jonathan Tropper

❝ Sometimes I think that’s the biggest loss of all - not having someone who’d abandon common sense and dignity on your behalf.

— Maxine Gray

❝ I think I wanted it too much and you didn’t want it enough.
❝ I taste her and realize I have been starving.
I have loved before, but it didn’t feel like this.
I have kissed before, but it didn’t burn me alive.

—  Jodi Picoult: Sing You Home

❝ Nema prijatnijeg osjećanja na svijetu nego kad srce poslije jedne pauze ravnodušnosti ponovo zatreperi od ljubavi.

—  Goethe

❝ Whatever makes you happy, you put in your world.
❝ I knew you before I met you. I knew your cheeks would be made of sunshine. I knew rays of light would spill from your lips with your every smile. I knew you.
Sometimes you look at me and you ask me what I’m thinking. I smile, and I say “Nothing.” Truly, though, it is something. It’s the most beautiful something I’ve ever known.

— C: How Do You Take Your Coffee? 

❝ The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you.
❝ i mislim, prvi poljubac nakon takvog gledanja mora bit ljepši i od heroina u venama…