Do you see that? Really, you should look. No, no, you don’t need to go anywhere. Stay where you are.
Here, try this…
close your eyes for a second…
now, open them slowly, and before you say anything, look around.
Isn’t it beautiful?
You’re beautiful. I think so every time I see you.
(I thought you should know.)
Hey, do you remember that time? You know the one. We were caught in the rain. It was spring…no, summer. Yes, in the afternoon. Remember how we laughed and laughed until we cried? And then the sunset. Breathtaking.
Do you still think about that day? I do – every second.
That other time? Yeah, I know the one. I still think about it, even after all this time. We thought it would break us for sure, and sometimes it’s a wonder we made it out at all. It’s okay to cry. I was crying, too.
Did you feel that? That warmth in your heart? The prickly tears? The butterflies?
That’s love. You made that!
Yes, it is that big. A love like yours could fill the room, fill the world. Ahhh, it’s just amazing.
Can I help you share it?
I know just what we could do.
Oh, yes, it can make you feel invincible. When it’s overflowing, I’ll help you rejoice in it.
You’re right, it can hurt, too.
When it feels like too much, when it gets too heavy, when you don’t know how to carry on, I’ll help you hold it.
And when you fear it’s broken, remember this little secret: It can’t ever break me. Not in a million years. I’ll be there, glue in hand, and we’ll put it back, stronger than ever, together.
You say there’s not enough of it? I know it seems that way sometimes. Try to remember that there’s always more. Always. You just ask, and I’ll help you find it.
Did you hear that? Go ahead, listen again.
That was me! I was calling and calling you.
And when you say you’re scared, when you say you’re relieved, when you say you’re sad, curious, joyous, passionate, anything, know that I’m listening.
(I won’t ever stop.)