They don’t know how you are at 3am, they don’t know how you like your coffee – if you even like coffee, they don’t know the reason behind that scar and that the story behind it is way more funny than tragic, they don’t know the many night that you were up late watching the same movies over and over again and that you simply can’t stand asparagus.
Falling In Love
We’re brainwashed to believe that love has to be this overwhelming, insurmountable feeling towards another.
You shouldn’t have to convince someone to want you. You shouldn’t have to settle for “almost” when you want a “yes.” You shouldn’t have to be all-in, when someone else is still on the fence. You don’t want to be stuck in love-adjacent limbo when you could have the real thing.
The freckles on his skin. Or the birthmarks, the scars, the little imperfections that he pays no attention to, that doesn’t think about. You notice these tiny things, memorize them.
Be hungry for love, but don’t be thirsty about it. In short: get into a relationship because you want to be with that one person, and not just because you want to be in any relationship.
If they’ll stay. Because they’ve already stayed, stayed enough to prove they’re never leaving.
Darling, there’s nothing about us that should add up to love so why, why am standing here with my heart in my hand so desperately hoping you take it?
You are everything and nothing that I would have imagined someone to be. You are lines of numbers when I am but letters strung together that don’t quite make much sense, and yet I want to formulate a sentence in this language you’ve grown so accustomed to.
After finding the one, you then realize that you can never say no to love.
I’ll trace the freckles on your cheeks and the lines of the tattoos on your arms. I will memorize every part of you, even the pieces you try to hide, and I will love them anyway.