Things I Love You More Than
I love you more than the stars above, than the sun that rises every morning, than the moon in the night sky.
I love you more than my iPad mini, which is like, really great and has totally helped me organize my life.
I love you more than the Vietnamese sandwiches on 12th Street that are so good I have accosted the gentleman behind the counter for the recipe, which he won’t give.
I love you more than all the sand in the Sahara Desert, all the water in the Pacific Ocean, all the clouds in the sky above London.
I love you more than the roses in the bushes outside my grandparents’ house, which bloom each spring with memories of my childhood.
I love you more than Tivo, DVR, Netflix, and Hulu combined.
I love you more than my crazy comfortable comforter because I have made my bed into a sleeping palace for a spoiled princess.
I love you more than those boots I got on sale that Keira Knightley was totally wearing in US Weekly.
I love you more than dew drops on the grass, and the smiles on people’s faces when the weather is warm and children playing in fire hydrants.
I love you more than rollercoasters, first kisses, drinking tequila and other fine thrills.
I love you more than my spin class and my yoga class and you know I feel amazing when I get out of those.
I love you more than ice cream, more than Skittles, more than hot chocolate.
I love you more than the first day of fall when you get to wear a cardigan and look super cute and collegiate.
I love you more than bouncey castles, more than ball pits, more than face painting.
I love you more than I love penguins and those have been my favorite animal since the second grade.
I love you more than the wind, more than mountains, more than tall trees, more than cliffs over-looking the sea.
I love you more than when I get a seat on the crowded bus so I can play Angry Birds with both hands.
I love you more than Bruce Willis, Nicolas Cage and Liam Neeson combined.
I love you more than tacos, burritos and nachos.
I love you more than the fireflies in the forest, the rainbow over the blue sky, the soft green and white of the meadow.
I love you more than “Harry Potter,” and that should have been impossible.
I love you more than you know.
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It started with a right swipe, a little green heart. Tinder of course.
Though I acknowledge and appreciate the differences in human experiences, and while your heartbreak is (and always will be) uniquely and completely your own, I must urge you to consider that I have been where you are.
With his hat cocked back, body tilted away from his cane, and right forefinger pointing directly at his audience, Joseph Ducreux commands the attention of those viewing his self-portrait.
I was born in 1990; he was born in 1973. I’m 23; he just turned 40.