“A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself — to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart.”—Leo F. Buscaglia (via freelancer) (via justlia) (via anjywanjy)
“There’s this place in me where your fingerprints still rest, your kisses still linger, and your whispers softly echo. It’s the place where a part of you will forever be a part of me.”—Gretchen Kemp (via downtoearthbaby)
“I laughed and said, Life is easy. What I meant was, Life is easy with you here, and when you leave it will be hard again.”—
“Ten True Things” from No One Belongs Here More Than You, by Miranda July (via nightmarebrunette).
I photocopied this story and sent it to someone I value very much, a little over a year ago. She’d sent me a chapter of Susan Sontag’s The Volcano Lover. I think perhaps it’s time to send her another story.
“You can’t stop loving or wanting to love because when it’s right, it’s the best thing in the world. When you’re in a relationship and it’s good, even if nothing else in your life is right, you feel like your whole world is complete.”—Keith Sweat (via thresca)
…and not just love but accept and even embrace (the only constant is change, right? i think the lack of acceptance and realization of that sentiment explains why people are so willing to divorce…. among many other reasons, of course).