Dear Mr. Melissa Blake:
Anyway, it's February 1st, and you know what that means, don't you? The month of love and hearts and flowers and chocolate and waiting for that little guy named Cupid to make a visit with his little arrow. I'm primed and ready for that arrow, as you can probably imagine, but at least I'll have that box of chocolates as a consolation prize if Cupid somehow runs out of those arrows.
But that certainly doesn't mean that I'm not excited to meet you, because I am. I'm VERY excited. A couple weeks ago, I came across the above quote that really spoke to me -- isn't it amazing how just one paragraph can encapsulate everything you're feeling or everything you want to say but just can't seem to find the right words to say them? Well, this quote about did it for me, and naturally, I proceeded to become one melting puddle of feels -- do the hip cats still use the term 'feels' in the future? The words and the sentences practically jump right off the screen and right into your heart -- that's how much you identify with it. It describes your life perfectly and in ways you never thought possible before. It's sort of like that light bulb feeling, I suppose. You know, it's like a light bulb finally went off over your head and things finally clicked the way they were supposed to.
What kind of love do I want? What kind is going to make me the happiest in life? And, how will I know when I've found it -- that moment when I can say, at last, that, "YES, this is it. I've found it. I've found home"? It seems like everyone likes to talk about the qualities they look for in another person -- they want someone who is funny, sweet, handsome, hard-working, likes to get bagels for Sunday brunch and reads 18th Century French poetry fluently. Sure, I've had my list or two once upon a time, and of course those things do have their place.
Plus, I suppose it goes without saying that you have to get to know yourself pretty well before you can even begin to figure out what you can give to another person. So, Sweetpea, I hope you'll always know that I will be your safe place, whenever you need me. I'll be there, just as I know you'll always be there for me. Tell me your secrets, your fears, your dreams and even your embarrassing nightmares, and I promise to listen. Always. Until we meet... xoxo
[Bottom photo via We Heart It]