Sunday Musings: The Lovers

Lately I’ve been thinking about who I want to love, and how I want to love, and why I want to love the way I want to love, and what I need to learn to love that way, and how I need to become to become the kind of love I want to be. And when I break it all down, when I whittle it into a single breath, it essentially comes out like this: before I die, I want to be somebody’s favorite hiding place, the place they can put everything they need to survive, every secret, every solitude, every nervous prayer, and be absolutely certain I will keep it safe. I will keep it safe.  – Andrea Gibson


I remember when I was younger and I wanted to be beautiful; now I’m older and I want to be intelligent. I want to burn hearts with brilliance and engulf souls with compassion. I want to be loved for my thoughts and nothing else.


The older you get, the more you realize that it isn’t about the material things, or pride or ego. It’s about our hearts and who they beat for.


Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. – Robert A. Heinlein 


We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love. – Robert Fulghum


We love the things we love for what they are. – Robert Frost


So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you. – Paulo Coelho


She talks about you like you put the stars in the sky


You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear. – Oscar Wilde


But hurry, let’s entwine ourselves as one, our mouth broken, our soul bitten by love, so time discovers us safely destroyed. – Federico García Lorca


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