We’re all so desperate to be understood, we forget to be understanding.

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Even when I detach, I care. You can be separate from a thing and still care about it. If I wanted to detach completely, I would move my body away. I would stop the conversation midsentence. I would leave the bed. Instead, I hover over it for a second. I glance off in another direction. But I always glance back at you.

When I say, Be my lover, I don’t mean, Let’s have an affair. I don’t mean, Sleep with me. I don’t mean, Be my secret.

I have never wanted a lover. In order to have a lover, I must go back to the root of the word. For I have never wanted a lover, but I have always wanted to love, and to be loved.

I want us to go back down to that root. I want you to be the one who loves me. I want to be the one who loves you.

When you’re single, there’s the sadness and joy of only me. And when you’re paired, there’s the sadness and joy of only you.

Don’t say we’re not right for each other, because the way I see it, we might not be right for anyone else.