I Want To Get To Know You

I want to know you โ€” all of you.

I want to know the small external details like your favorite color, what aftershave you wear, your favorite shirt and your football team. I want to know why theyโ€™re your favorite โ€” what it is about them that stirs something in you. I want to know all the movies youโ€™ve ever seen, songs youโ€™ve heard and books you read and know what they meant to you, what they did to you. I want to know whether you turn to music to reflect your emotions, or whether youโ€™re the kind to get lost in a book or in a movie, or whether itโ€™s the gym or the park or the bar which is your sanctuary.

I want to know the internal things too, like what brings that small hint of a smile to your lips, what makes your heart beat a thousand miles per hour, what makes you sad and what makes you laugh uncontrollably. I want to know your mind and what youโ€™re thinking when you close your eyes and inhale deeply. I want to know what you daydream about and where your thoughts lead you when you let them distract you from your day. I want to know what you value in others and what you value in yourself โ€“ are you honest, kind, good? I want to know your passions โ€“ what you love and what you hate, what makes you laugh until you cry and what makes you cry until you laugh.

I want to know about your past. I want to hear all the stories of all the places youโ€™ve been, the people youโ€™ve met and the experiences you made โ€“ good and bad. I want to know how they affected you and sculpted you into the person you are today. I want to know about your family and your friends and all the individual roles they play in your life. I want to know who you turn to when you need a shoulder to cry on; who you turn to for a beer on a weekday evening; who has been there for you throughout your life and knows you inside and out.

I want to know about the future: I want to know what you dream about when you picture your life in 10, 20, 50 years. I want to know where you want to be, what you want to have seen, what you want to have accomplished and what you still want to do and become.

โ€จWhat I want to know, is if I can fit in you. If I can become part of the stories you share, become the person you turn to in times of need, in times of sadness, in times of happiness. I want to know if I can help you accomplish your dreams and reach your goals. I want to know if thereโ€™s a role for me in your life.

What I really want is to know you; to know every centimeter of your body, to know exactly how to touch you โ€” physically and spiritually. I want to bring a smile to your lips, cause your heart to race and your stomach to do backflips. I want to know what itโ€™s like to love you and be loved by you.

I want to live your life with you step by step until me knowing you is me knowing myself. TC mark

featured image – Nadia

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